Boating Advisory Council Members

Member Name

Group Represented

Colonel Curtis Brown Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Mr. Spencer Anderson U.S. Power Squadrons
Mr. Robert Atkins Manatee Protection Interests
Ms. Rebecca Bragg Canoe or Kayak Enthusiasts
Mr. David Childs Water-related Environmental Groups
Mr. Mark Crosley Florida Inland Navigation District
Mr. Stephen Danzig Marine Special Events
Senator Charles Dean Florida Senate
Rear Admiral Philip Dur Boating Public
Mr. William Griswold U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Mr. Joseph Lyshon Marine Manufacturers 
Representative Ray Pilon Florida House of Representatives
Mr. Todd Rebol Boating Public
Mr. Brad Richardson Department of Environmental Protection
Mr. Christopher C. Shaffner Commercial Vessel Owners/Operators
Mr. Dean Shuler Scuba Diving Industry
Mr. Robert Spaeth Commercial Fishing Industry
Mr. Hans Wilson Marine Industries


FWC Facts:
Divers must make reasonable efforts to stay within 300 feet of a divers-down flag on open waters and within 100 feet of a flag within rivers, inlets or navigation channels.

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