CCA FLORIDA GRASSROOTS ALERT!

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    Subject: CCA FLORIDA GRASSROOTS ALERT!

    BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK

    FISHING MORATORIUM

    BEING CONSIDERED IN FISHERIES MANAGEMENT PLAN
    PROTECT ANGLER ACCESS TO PARK WATERS!
    PLEASE ATTEND ONE OF THE UPCOMING MEETINGS
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    Biscayne National Park (BNP) is trying to implement fishing closures along with shutting down all lobstering in the park. Over five years ago a BNP working group was formed with a diverse membership of stakeholders, including commercial and recreational fishers, divers, scientists and representatives of environmental groups. This group put together and presented recommendations for the BNP which were ignored. Now the BNP would like to go back and try for a fishing moratorium in the park.

    CCA Recommendations:
    Biscayne National Park should implement their working group’s recommendations which did not include marine reserve areas or a fishing moratorium.
    CCA will fight to protect access for recreational fishermen to all public fishing areas unless there is a clear indication that recreational fishermen are the cause of a specific conservation problem and that less severe conservation measures, such as gear restrictions, possession limits, size restriction, quotas, or closed seasons will not adequately address the targeted conservation problem.

    YOU ARE STRONGLY URGED TO ATTEND ONE OR ALL OF THE UPCOMING MEETINGS THAT WILL BE HELD BY BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK!
    Meetings will start at 6 p.m. and will last till 9 p.m.

    Sept 15, 2009 Sept 16, 2009 Sept 17, 2009
    Florida City City Hall Crowne Plaza Hotel Holiday Inn
    404 W. Palm Drive 950 NW 42 Ave. 99701 Overseas Hwy
    Florida City, FL 33034 Miami, FL 33126 Key Largo, FL 33037
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