It’s About Florida: Oyster Collapse in Apalachicola Bay

Dec 13, 2012

Oystermen in Florida’s iconic Apalachicola Bay say they are facing a crisis which amounts to a ‘perfect storm’ causing an oyster fishery collapse. They are asking for a concerted effort by Florida officials to overcome decades of legal battles with neighboring states (Georgia and Alabama) and the federal government to quickly restore the flow of freshwater to the Bay.

Host: Trimmel Gomes

Guests:

Past President of the Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Don Ashley

President of the Franklin County Seafood Association, Shannon Hartsfield

Freshwater Fisheries leader with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Jim Estes

Coordinator of the Riparian County Stakeholder Coalition, Dave McClain

Executive Director of the Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Dan Tonsmeire