MANATEE -- In an effort to halt the "silent death" of sea birds entangled in fishing gear, a Manatee County official wants to discuss problems at the Skyway Fishing Pier at a meeting with state officials next week.
"I'm going to try to alert them to the severity of the problem as we see it, we would ask that it be a priority for them," said Charlie Hunsicker, county director of parks and natural resources.
Hunsicker will meet Wednesday in Tallahassee with officials at the Flori
da Department of Environmental Protection, the governing body for the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park on both ends of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. He'll discuss a management plan for the brown pelican at the fishing pier.
"I'll have the opportunity to meet with representatives of DEP to see how the state can work to complement the activities of the Audubon volunteers," said Hunsicker.
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