February 22, 2016
Our Florida Reefs is attempting to stop you from fishing. They have proposed numerous marine protected areas that would prohibit recreational fishing by creating “no-take zones” from Stuart Inlet all the way to Key Biscayne. They also want to nominate the entire area as a National Marine Sanctuary.
That means massive NO FISHING ZONES all along the southeast Florida coast.
Proposed recommendations include:
1. Implementing a Marine Protected Area zoning framework.
2. Nominating the entire region as a National Marine Sanctuary.
3. Applying for United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage site status for the entire Florida Reef Tract.
4. Establishing Coral Reef Gardens.
Make Your Voice Heard!
If you oppose the recommendations listed above, we invite you to visit our website by clicking here to sign an online petition. It's an easy way to make your voice heard on the issue. The deadline to submit public comment is March 1, so we ask you to please sign the petition today!