Orlando, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered remarks and participated in the 2019 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) in Orlando. The Governor also issued a proclamation designating July as Keep Florida Fishing Month.

“The protection of our vital water resources is one of the most pressing issues facing our state, and it is one that our state’s over-four million licensed anglers know all too well,” said Governor DeSantis. “While we have accomplished a lot, there is still much to be done. By working together, we can help protect and restore our natural resources so this industry can continue to thrive.”

The Governor was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein, Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg, Captains for Clean Water Executive Director Daniel Andrews, American Sportfishing Association President Glenn Hughes and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Eric Sutton.

For a PDF copy of the proclamation, Click HERE.



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