CCA Florida opposes the Indian River County Commissions proposed expansion of the boat ramp at Oslo Road. The best science available clearly shows that the area adjacent to this dredge and filled project is critical fish habitat, acting as a nursery to juvenile tarpon, snook, trout and redfish. In light of the fragile state of the Indian River Lagoon, the extensive loss of vital sea grasses in recent years and the proximity of other available access points, it makes no sense to risk the loss of what appears to be the last, best chance of recovery of this national treasure.
CCA generally favors better access for recreational anglers over more limited access. However, on occasion, as here, we find that the science clearly dictates a more cautious approach. We urge all anglers to share your thoughts on the issue with the Indian River County Commission and the Army Corp of Engineers.
Indian River County Commissions: www.ircgov.com
Army Corp of Engineers: www.usace.army.mil