Groups seek public comment on Florida fishing closures

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The American Sportfishing Association and Keep Florida Fishing are asking for recreational anglers and boaters to weigh in during public comment periods next week regarding the closure of 20 to 30 percent of southeast Florida coral reef tract from Stuart to Key Biscayne.

The comment periods will be held during meetings on June 1 and 2 in Coconut Creek, Fla.

The first meeting will be on June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with the public comment portion being between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Fern Forest Nature Center on the second floor of Royal Fern Hall at 201 Lyons Road South in Coconut Creek.

The second meeting will be on June 2 at the same time and place. The public comment period that day will be from 10:45 a.m. to noon.

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