Testimony before the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Testimony before the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

On November 16, 2011, Leda Dunmire of the Pew Environment Group testified before the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on the issue of state consistency with federal gag grouper regulations.

On behalf of the Pew Environment Group, Dunmire urged the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to take whatever action is necessary to be consistent with the new federal grouper regulations for the 2012 fishing season.

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