Keep Florida Fishing Congratulates Phil Dyskow and Chester Brewer on Their Appointments to Regional Fishery Management Councils

Appointments were Recommended by Florida Governor Rick Scott and Selected by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) – Keep Florida Fishing praised U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross for appointing Phil Dyskow to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) and reappointing Chester Brewer to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC). Dyskow is the former President of Yamaha Marine Group, and Brewer is a current SAFMC member and President of W. Chester Brewer, Jr., P.A. in Palm Beach County. In March 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott recommended both Dyskow and Brewer as nominees for the open council seats.

“Thank you to Secretary Ross for appointing Phil Dyskow and reappointing Chester Brewer to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council respectively. Keep Florida Fishing greatly appreciates Governor Scott for his strong recommendations to Secretary Ross that included these two excellent advocates of Florida’s recreational fishing community. We look forward to working with them on major issues affecting the conservation and management of our federal fisheries,” said Kellie Ralston, Florida Fishery Policy Director of the American Sportfishing Association.

Florida is the “Fishing Capital of the World,” with more than 3 million anglers who generate $9.6 billion in economic impact, support more than 128,000 jobs and contribute $53.3 million to state conservation efforts through license fees and special taxes on motor boat fuel and equipment.