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Ileana Garcia, Adam Botana Team Up on Boating Safety Act in Tallahassee

This week, state Sen. Ileana Garcia, R-Miami, and state Rep. Adam Botana, R-Bonita Springs, showcased their proposed “Boating Safety Act.” Garcia, who presented it to the state Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on...

Charlie Crist: USFWS Needs to Examine Increased Manatee Deaths

Crist wrote the USFWS, urging it to declare a Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Event (UME), which would have more resources focused on determining why the increase of manatee deaths.
Saltwater Fishing

Florida Delegation Wants Commerce Department to Quickly Distribute Stimulus Funds for Fishing Industry

As part of the stimulus package, $300 million was included to help fisheries and Florida’s two senators--Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--and 25 of the state’s 27 members of the U.S. House sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross on the matter on Wednesday.

Florida Delegation on Capitol Hill Champions Coral Reef Conservation

Members of the Florida congressional delegation are working together to push for updating and reauthorizing the “Coral Reef Conservation Act” which expired 15 years ago.

FWC Adds New Deer Hunting Rules Across Florida

Cory Morea, the FWC’s deer management program coordinator, said an extra deer is being allowed this year in part because the population is expanding.