Boating Advisory Council Members

Member Name

Group Represented

Colonel Curtis Brown Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Mr. Spencer Anderson U.S. Power Squadrons
Mr. Lester Ares Canoe or Kayak Enthusiasts
Mr. Robert Atkins Boating Public
Mr. David Childs Marine Manufacturers 
Mr. Mark Crosley Florida Inland Navigation District
Mr. Stephen Danzig Marine Special Events
Senator Charles Dean Florida Senate
Mr. Robert Gill Commercial Fishing Industry
Mr. William Griswold U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Representative Ray Pilon Florida House of Representatives
Ms. April Price Water-related Environmental Groups
Mr. Todd Rebol Boating Public
Mr. Brad Richardson Department of Environmental Protection
Mr. Christopher C. Shaffner Commercial Vessel Owners/Operators
Mr. Dean Shuler Scuba Diving Industry
Ms. Kathleen Tripp Manatee Protection Interests
Mr. Hans Wilson Marine Industries


FWC Facts:
Boaters who accidentally strike a manatee are urged to report it to the FWC. You may not be subject to prosecution if you were following any speed restrictions at the time.

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