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September 9, 2009
Possible Changes in Biscayne National Park

The National Park Service (NPS) is developing a new fisheries management plan for Biscayne National Park. Of the five proposed alternative plans, three of them could make significant changes in sportfishing regulations and would require all boats engaged in any recreational activity in the Park to have a recreational use permit.

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In the coming weeks you can share your thoughts on the five alternative proposals with National Park Service.

Please consider attending a meeting next week or submitting public comments online (due before 10/6/09) at

Meetings will be held from 6 - 9 pm at the following locations:

Tuesday, 9/15: Florida City City Hall, 404 W. Palm Drive, Florida City, 33034

Wednesday, 9/16: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 950 NW 42 Ave, Miami, 33126

Thursday, 9/17: Holiday Inn, 99701 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, 33037

For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at
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