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FWC welcomes new commissioner

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Media contact: Susan Smith, 850-528-1755

At its meeting April 17 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, near Tallahassee, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Chairman Kenneth Wright welcomed the FWC’s newest Commissioner, Adrien Bo Rivard of Panama City.

Rivard, appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, has been a partner with Harrison Rivard Duncan & Buzzett since 2002 and is the past-president of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from Samford University. He succeeds Kathy Barco for a five-year term ending Aug. 1, 2017.

Wright also recognized Commissioner Ronald M. Bergeron of Fort Lauderdale and Commissioner Richard A. Corbett of Tampa for their March reappointments by Gov. Scott to the Commission for another five-year term each.

All three appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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