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Commercial Oyster Harvest Season Will Be Shortened

Updated: 05/31/2013 - Commercial oyster harvest on the summer oyster bars of Apalachicola Bay waters will be shortened from seven days a week to five days a week starting June 1, when the summer bars open to harvest.

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Fishermen Call 'Foul' Over Net Size

Updated: 05/30/2013 - Calls to change the state's government regulations are growing louder as the fishing industry struggles.

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Rare Twin Giraffes Born in Central Texas

Posted: 05/29/2013 - Officials with a Central Texas wildlife refuge say twin giraffes have been born, marking just the second time such a birth has occurred in the U.S.

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Two Florida State Parks Recognized on Dr. Beach’s 2013 Top 10 List

Posted: 05/28/2013 - Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park were named in the 23nd annual Top 10 Beach List for 2013. The list is produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as “Dr. Beach,” a professor at Florida International University.

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Empty Nets Syndrome

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Florida's panhandle harvests most of the state's seafood, and fishermen as of late have been belly up.

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Like Your Deer...On Wheels?

Posted: 05/08/2013 - A proposed rule change would prohibit the importation of live captive deer into Florida from out-of-state sources.

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Bacteria Levels Soar in Chattahoochee River

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Sally Bethea of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Organization advises people not to touch the water. She said that E. coli is a major concern.

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Help Researchers Find “Brodie” the Manatee

Posted: 04/23/2013 - Researchers with Sea to Shore Alliance and Dauphin Island Sea Lab are asking for the public’s help in locating a tagged manatee named “Brodie” that was tagged in August 2012.

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Is Florida Seafood Safe to Eat?

Updated: 04/22/2013 - April 20th of this year marked the third year since the devastating Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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FWC Moves Ahead with Easier-to-Follow Marine Fisheries Regulations

Posted: 04/17/2013 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its April 17 Commission meeting near Tallahassee discussed a draft proposal designed to make the state’s marine fisheries regulations easier to read, understand and enforce.

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FWC to Permanently Waive License Requirement for Lionfish Harvest

Posted: 04/17/2013 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 17 at its meeting near Tallahassee discussed waiving the commercial and recreational bag limit and the recreational license requirement for divers harvesting lionfish using certain gear.

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