Lobster fishers await lease agreement approval in Fort Pierce on April 8.
The fish and game commission has proposed a two-year lease on an 11.6-acre lake in the Fort Pierce area. Lobster fishermen have been waiting years for a lease that would put them in control of their own fishery.
Cullman County and the state are proposing a lease of 1.8 million square feet for the lake, which is at the edge of the town of Fort Pierce on the north shore of Lake Superior.
The proposed contract calls for the fish and game commissioners to establish a lease agreement with the state, which would oversee the management of the lake. The proposed lease will also cover all aspects of the lakes’ operations, such as fishing and watercraft operations.
At that point, the state wants to get a permit issued so that it can develop a contract for the lake’s management, according to commission officials.
The department had previously proposed a 10-year lease with a $20 million annual guarantee.
With the latest proposal, the state’s proposal would pay a $20 million “administrative fee” for the department to maintain the land, according to the commission’s proposal.
The department has been pushing for more than 20 years for an agreement similar to the one it signed with the federal Bureau of Land Management. But the Bureau has rejected the department’s last lease proposal and said it needed more information about the new proposal.
Some local fishermen have worried that the depnatyasastra.comartment, which has said it will protect all the fish and other wildlife in the proposed 20,000-square-foot lake, is going after the fishing industry as it had done with an 11-acre바카라 parcel it acquired in the 1960s for the state’s Fort Pierce Recreatinatyasastra.comon Area.
The department and the state both said the current proposal for the lakes, which covers 12.4 acres, does not reflect their long-standing relationship. In addition, they both said that if the department had been in charge of the land, the lakes would have been opened more quickly to fishermen.
A report prepared by the department’s public affairs office said that the department’s request for leases for its fishing and recreation land “has historically and consistently been approved by the department’s regional commissioners” and “has been utilized as a model in a number of state and Federal Fish and Wildlife Service actions.”
“This change in the federal Department of Fish and Wildlife’s position will likely be perceived as a strategic move to improve its relationship with our industry, particularl