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Bay may need to be closed to oyster harvesting

Oyster harvesting in Apalachicola Bay may need to be shut down entirely for an extended period of time if new restrictions put in place for the coming winter don't help the imperiled fishery recover, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Nick Wiley warned Wednesday.

September 2014

Sportsmen's Groups Oppose House Bill to Undermine Clean Water

"Plain and simple, a vote for this bill today is a vote against America's sportsmen and women who depend on wetlands and headwater streams to provide the highest quality fishing and hunting opportunities," said Steve Moyer, Trout Unlimited's vice president of government affairs. - See more at: http://www.thefishingwire.com/story/328124#sthash.07oBNwE5.61KgjkJr.dpuf

September 2014

Activists speak up at Homosassa Springs

On Saturday more than 2750 people from Citrus County and throughout Florida joined Senator Bob Graham, Manley Fuller and the Florida Conservation Coalition to Speak Up for Homosassa Springs. Thank you to all those who came!!

September 2014

My View: Let's keep cleaning up Florida's water

By Manley Fuller, President of the Florida Wildlife Federation, and Jan Goldman-Carter, Senior Manager, Wetlands and Water Resources, at the National Wildlife Federation

September 2014

19 Sportsmen's Groups Call on Congress to Fully Fund Land/Water Conservation Fund.

The nation's leading hunting and fishing conservation organizations are calling on the United States Congress to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a critical tool for conserving valuable fish and wildlife habitat and improving public access for hunting and fishing.

September 2014

BP Found Grossly Negligent in 2010 Spill - Fines May Rise

BP Plc (BP/) acted with gross negligence in setting off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a federal judge ruled, handing down a long-awaited decision that may force the energy company to pay billions of dollars more for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.

September 2014

Can A Version Of Cap-And-Trade Reduce Water Pollution? Florida Hopes So

Florida plans to go statewide with a water-quality program that lets polluters partially off the hook if they buy credits for extra cleanup others have already done. The credit-selling program has critics in Jacksonville, the city where it started.

September 2014

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