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FWC elects 2011 chairman, vice chairman

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Media contact: Wendy Dial, 850-519-4301

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Thursday, Dec. 2, elected Rodney Barreto to serve another term as chairman of the seven-member board.

Barreto, of Miami and Key Largo, was appointed to the FWC by then-Gov. Jeb Bush in 2001 and reappointed by Gov. Charlie Crist in 2007.

The Commissioners also voted to retain Richard A. "Dick" Corbett as vice chairman. Corbett lives in Tampa. He, too, was appointed by Bush and reappointed by Crist.

FWC chairmen and vice chairmen traditionally serve one-year terms, beginning the first day of the calendar year.

The FWC's seven commissioners are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate to five-year terms. Their role is to make science-based decisions that guide conservation of Florida's fish and wildlife resources and habitats.

FWC Facts:
The FWC is working to expand deer hunting opportunities. Since 2005, 32 new WMAs have been added, totaling more than 141,000 acres.

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