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ASA comments on proposal to create Conservation Area in Florida

by American Sportfishing Association 7 Nov 2023 20:20 UTC
ASA comments on proposal to create Conservation Area in Florida © American Sportfishing Association

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a draft proposal to establish the Everglades to Gulf Conservation Area in 12 counties of southwest Florida.

Management of the proposed Conservation Area would improve water quality, quantity and water storage within the Greater Everglades and watersheds entering Charlotte Harbor.

FWS could also provide recreation opportunities including fishing in the Conservation Area. ASA commented via a letter in support of this proposal, but also cautioned FWS that ASA would not support prohibitions on lead tackle in the Conservation Area.

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