STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PROJECT PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program in partnership with University of Florida announces a [virtual] public meeting to which all persons are invited.
DATES AND TIME: Thursday, June 4th, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: DEP’s Coral Reef Conservation Program is supporting a Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) stakeholder engagement project conducted by the University of Florida. Selected participants, or committee members, will represent various fisheries-related stakeholder groups to harness the capacity of the fishing community (fishing stakeholders and industry) to advance conservation of the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area (ECA). This capacity includes knowledge/experience, outreach/advocacy, and standing and commitment to achieving conservation outcomes for resources and the coral reef ecosystem. During this first of seven committee meetings, facilitators will lead discussions with committee members regarding the following:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.