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ASA applauds Florida Governor Rick Scott for his recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce for appointments to both the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC).

Nominees for the open recreational seat on the GMFMC include Phil Dyskow, former President of Yamaha Motors; Jeff Miller, owner of Millers Boating Center; and Colonel James Brown, former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement officer.

Nominees for the open recreational seat on the SAFMC include current SAFMC member Chester Brewer; attorney Mike Kennedy; and consultant John Sprague.

“Governor Scott has recommended six highly-qualified leaders to represent Florida’s important recreational interests on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, which make critical decisions impacting the health of, and access to, our federal fisheries,” said Kellie Ralston, Florida Fishery Policy Director of the American Sportfishing Association. “We applaud the Governor’s nominations and commitment to helping maintain Florida’s title as the ‘Fishing Capital of the World.’”

For more information, contact Florida Fisheries Policy Director Kellie Ralston.