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Marine fisheries rule cleanup webinars, call-in workshops planned for this week

News Release

Monday, April 22, 2013

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Marine Fisheries Management will host two webinars/call-in workshops, April 22 and 24, to gather public input on the marine fisheries rule-cleanup process.

Cleaning up marine fisheries information in 68B of Florida Administrative Code will provide consistency among regulations and clarify complex and confusing language by making it easier for anglers to understand and therefore enjoy Florida’s many saltwater fishing opportunities.

The webinars will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT. Information presented at each webinar will be the same.

Learn more by visiting and clicking on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Rulemaking” and “Upcoming Public Workshops.”

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