Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Proclaims July as Keep Florida Fishing Month

L to R – Gary Jennings, Director of Keep Florida Fishing; Florida Governor Ron DeSantis; Glenn Hughes, President of American Sportfishing Association; Kellie Ralston, Southeast Fisheries Policy Director, American Sportfishing Association

ORLANDO, Fla. – Keep Florida Fishing (KFF), an advocacy arm of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), is proud to announce that Governor Ron DeSantis has proclaimed July as Keep Florida Fishing Month.

“Recreational fishing is big business in Florida, which is why we hold the title of ‘Fishing Capital of the World.’ Our state’s more than four million anglers account for approximately 106,000 jobs and annually contribute $11.5 billion in economic activity and $56.7 million in conservation efforts. By proclaiming July as Keep Florida Fishing Month, it is my hope that we are showing the next generation of anglers the importance of protecting our state’s most precious natural resource,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.

“Governor DeSantis is a champion for Florida’s fishing community, and under his leadership has dedicated historic funding for the state’s environment. Through this commitment, he is ensuring Florida remains an attractive destination for anglers year-round. We appreciate the Governor’s understanding that Florida’s economy and environment go hand-in-hand, and for supporting recreational angling by proclaiming July 2019 as Keep Florida Fishing Month,” said Gary Jennings, Keep Florida Fishing Director.

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