Fishery Management Plan Final EIS
Biscayne National Park‟s Fishery Management Plan is the result of a cooperative effort between
Biscayne National Park (9700 SW 328th Street, Homestead, FL 33033) and the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (620 S. Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399).
This document presents a range of alternatives being considered for the Biscayne National Park
(BISC) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and identifies a preferred alternative for the BISC
FMP, which will guide fishery management decisions in BISC for the next five to ten years.
BISC hosts both commercial and recreational fishers, and increases in South Florida‟s boating
and fishing population combined with improved fishing and boating technology pose a threat to
the long-term sustainability of fishery-related resources of BISC. A fishery management plan is
deemed necessary to guide sustainable use of BISC‟s fishery-related resources, as recent studies
suggest that many of BISC‟s fisheries resources are in decline. The development of the
alternatives and the identification of the preferred alternative were based on a combination of
public input (derived from three public comment periods and three series of public meetings, and
the input of the FMP Working Group), inter-agency meetings, and environmental and
socioeconomic analyses documented herein.
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