Bay County Chamber of Commerce
   
 

Bay County Chamber of Commerce

235 West 5th Street

Panama City, FL 32401

 

Phone: 850.785.5206

Fax: 850.763.6229

 

 

 

 

Governmental Affairs Action Alert May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014

                     

In light of the recent regulatory actions inflicted on the recreational anglers and fishing industry of the Gulf Coast, many are wondering what they can do about it.  Here are some suggestions:

 

If you are local, contact Representative Steve Southerland's, Senator Marco Rubio's and Senator Bill Nelson's offices to express your concern over the gross mismanagement of our Gulf's fishery by NOAA and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.  Encourage expediting the measures that have been proposed by Representative Southerland to give much needed relief in this fishery.

 

Join the local Panhandle Chapter of the lobbying organization, Recreational Fishing Alliance, of which dues are used to lobby for the recreational anglers in Washington, D.C., for the Gulf Fishery.  For more information, contact Pam Anderson at captanders@aol.com, or get the latest information at www.facebook.com/captandersonsmarina or call 800-874-2415.

 

If you have friends and family who live out of this area, ask them to contact their legislators to request support for the legislation proposed by Representative Steve Southerland and Representative Doc Hastings changing the harmful regulations that are devastating the industry and preventing access to our abundant natural resources.

 

Below is contact information for our Representative and Senators:

Rep. Steve Southerland, II

Att:  Melissa Thompson

Deputy District Director - FL02

melissa.thompson@mail.house.gov

840 W. 11th St., Suite 2250

Panama City, FL 32401

850-785-0812

www.Southerland.House.Gov

 

Senator Marco Rubio

1 N. Palafox Street

Suite 159

Pensacola, FL 32502

850-433-2603

Todd_Reid@rubio.senate.gov

www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

 

Senator Bill Nelson

Attn: Mary Louise Hester

Regional Director/Assistant to the Chief of Staff

111 North Adams Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

850-942-8415

Fax:  850-942-8450

Marylouise_hester@billnelso.senate.gov

                                                                                                           

 

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact one of our staff members.

 

 

 

The mission of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce is to create superior value for all chamber members large and small, cultivate economic and personal development, promote and protect a competitive system of business, be a community leader while embracing Bay County’s opportunities and challenges.

 

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