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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Public Relations and Outreach Activities Similar to Other Agencies; Options Presented for Restructuring or Downsizing, Report No. 08-73, December 2008
 
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  • The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission primarily conducts public relations and outreach activities through two units within the Office of the Executive Director. The commission’s staffing level for these activities is close to the median of other state agencies and water management districts while its budget is below the median. Fish and wildlife agencies in other states conduct public relations and outreach activities similar to the commission, but some use a different organizational structure to perform them.
  • The commission and the Legislature may wish to consider three options for restructuring or downsizing the commission’s public relations and outreach activities. These options include centralizing the activities, reducing the number of staff conducting the activities, and reducing funding for the activities.
  • The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Divisions of Freshwater Fisheries Management and Marine Fisheries Management conduct a variety of outreach and education activities including fishing clinics and workshops. These activities are similar to those conducted by other states and do not duplicate the efforts of other state agencies. However, the Legislature may wish to consider two options to improve coordination and reduce program costs: merging education staff of the commission’s two fisheries management divisions into a centralized office and reducing funding for outreach and education activities.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 08-74 Options Exist for Restructuring the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fisheries Outreach and Education Programs, published in December 2008.

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