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Supreme Court Weighs Arguments in Water Battle

Dan Florida, Georgia, Water

(NSF) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday plunged back into a years-long water battle between Florida and Georgia, at times sounding skeptical of arguments that more water should be directed to Florida in a river system shared by the states. The fight is rooted in a collapse of the iconic oyster industry in Apalachicola Bay at the southern end …

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Apalachicola Oyster Harvesting Halted

Dan Aquaculture, Florida, Industry News Release

(NSF) — State wildlife officials said Wednesday they hope a full five years won’t be needed to restore conditions in Apalachicola Bay as they suspended wild-oyster harvesting in the bay. Members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved the suspension as part of a $20 million restoration effort. The decision came despite pleas from officials in Panhandle communities …