A Blueprint For Florida's Coastlines

Blueprint
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The report is called 'Florida's Coastal and Ocean Future: A Blueprint for Economic and Environmental Leadership.'

It says the numbers of large fish such as tuna and marlin have been reduced by 90 percent. Two national commissions were convened in the past several years to look at the problem.

Sarah Chasis is with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

CHASIS: People come from all over the world and all over this country to fish in these waters, to swim in these waters, to kayak, to boat, to walk the beaches, to enjoy the unique wildlife and habitat.

Chasis says the environmental consortium is looking to see what Florida can do to implement the recommendations of the two commissions. The state a controls its waters up to 10 miles offshore, and Chasis says they hope to make some headway when the new governor takes office.

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