FWC schedules meeting on Pensacola Beach June 15 concerning oil spill
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676; Patricia Behnke, 850-251-2130
Commissioners with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) will be in Pensacola Beach Tuesday,
June 15, to hear from people with fish and wildlife concerns
related to the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The informal meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m.
(CDT). The commissioners will conduct a fact-finding tour prior to
"We know the oil spill has had far-reaching
influences," said FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto. "This is an
opportunity for us to go to the people who are most affected and
for them to bring us up to speed on fish or wildlife matters that
are important to them. Those matters could come from charter or
recreational fishermen or from wildlife advocates with particular
The meeting will be held at the Hilton Pensacola
Beach Gulf Front Hotel, 12 Via de Luna Dr., Pensacola Beach.
The FWC's regularly scheduled meeting will take
place June 23-24 in Lake Mary near Orlando.