It’s About Florida: Oyster Collapse in Apalachicola Bay
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
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