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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) toured The Villages Charter School with Villages Charter School President Dr. Gary Lester. Rubio has long defended and supported school choice in Florida. While at the school, Rubio also met with members of the girl’s flag football...

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Rubio Comments On Administration’s Announcement Of National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

Feb 12, 2015 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the chairman of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard, issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy:

“Recreational fishing is both an economic engine in Florida and something people from all over the world come to do here year-round. I appreciate the administration finally recognizing this important industry. National fisheries policy requires a careful balance between all stakeholders. However, for too long, management of our fisheries has focused solely on the management needs of the commercial industry. I appreciate the efforts by the authors of the Morris-Deal report, which highlighted the gap in recognizing the needs of recreational fishermen. I stand ready to assist in my role as senator to ensure that we work toward a management system that works for all, including our vibrant recreational fishing community.”