Registration Fees for Canoes and Kayaks?

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Published Monday, November 27, 2017

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paddlers on Deep Creek

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is currently considering adopting a registration fee for kayaks, canoes and other boats without motors.  This is a controversial proposal, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel on Nov 20, 2017:

Among paddling groups opposing the proposal is the WWALS Watershed Coalition (Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®), which has an excellent post on their website:
It is worth reading this to learn all about the background to the proposal and for suggestions on actions that can be taken in response, the most immediate being the opportunity to be heard at a Boating Advisory Council Meeting tomorrow:

Date:  November 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Mission Inn
10400 County Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, 34737
includes: 9:30 - 12:00 “Unfinished Business / Updates”:
  •   ...
  • “Non-Motorized Boat Working Group Recommendations Review — William Griswold”
  •   ...

For WWALS Watershed Coalition's take on this meeting, refer to

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