STATEMENT: Keep Florida Fishing’s Kellie Ralston on Announcement of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Environmental Budget Request

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) – Keep Florida Fishing’s (KFF) Kellie Ralston, who serves as Southeast Fisheries Policy Director for the American Sportfishing Association, provided the following statement related to today’s announcement of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ environmental budget request.

“We applaud Governor DeSantis’ bold financial commitment to Florida’s natural resources. The Governor’s $625 million budget recommendation is a substantial down-payment that prioritizes efforts to address our state’s ongoing water quality issues and will expedite Everglades restoration, both of which are critical for Florida to remain the ‘Fishing Capital of the World.’”