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FWC announces workshop for possible Okaloosa County boating rule

News Release

Monday, February 27, 2017

Media contact: Rob Klepper,

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public workshop in Fort Walton Beach to address possible rule amendments reducing vessel speed limits within the Florida Intracoastal Waterway in Okaloosa County. The workshop will be held Friday, March 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE.

Amendments to rule 68D-24.146 of the Florida Administrative Code propose the expansion of vessel speed restrictions on the western boundary of the Brooks Bridge boating safety zone due to the presence of the Fort Walton Beach Landing public boat ramp. Other proposed changes include updates to maps and other minor technical changes to language.

To view the full workshop announcement, visit, click on “Boating,” “Waterway Management” and “Workshops.”

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