The Florida Oceans and Coastal Resources Council


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November 15, 2006
Meeting Materials



The Florida Oceans and Coastal Resources Council was established by House Bill 1855 in the 2005 legislative session. The Council was created to develop priorities for ocean and coastal research and establish a statewide ocean research plan. The group will also coordinate public and private ocean research for more effective coastal management.

Co-chaired by Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Colleen Castille and Executive Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Ken Haddad, the council is made up of fifteen voting members and three non-voting members. DEP Secretary Castille, FWC Director Haddad and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) Commissioner Charles Bronson each appoint five members to the council. Commissioner Bronson has appointed Director Sherman Wilhelm of DACS - Aquaculture as his designee. Secretary Castille, Director Haddad and Director Wilhelm are the non-voting members. [continued]

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