NEW RESEARCH REVEALS
BOTTOM LONGLINE GEAR IS KILLING LARGE NUMBERS OF ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES!
ACT NOW! SEND YOUR EMAIL COMMENTS TO FEDERAL FISHERIES COUNCIL URGING EMERGENCY RULE TO PROHIBIT COMMERCIAL BOTTOM LONGLINE GEAR!
ONLY TEN DAYS LEFT TO SEND IN COMMENTS!
MOSQUITO LAGOON AND MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE PROPOSED FOR NASA COMMERCIAL LAUNCH SITES! MAJOR ADVERSE IMPACTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES, HABITAT AND PUBLIC ANGLER ACCESS EXPECTED.ACT NOW! SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO NASA AND OUR U.S. SENATORS!
1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Mosquito Lagoon and Merritt Island area is one of the premier fishing destinations in Floridas six billion dollar saltwater recreational fishery. Floridas fishery is the largest in the U.S., and twice the value of the second largest state. It is one of the major economic engines driving Floridas tourist economy.
NASA is proposing to develop a commercial space launch facility. NASA consultants have identified two 200 acre alternatives. One of the alternatives is right on the southwest shoreline of Mosquito Lagoon. Major objections to both areas were voiced by a large turn out of saltwater anglers, hikers, bird watchers and other conservationists at recent public hearings.