oyster harvest

oysters on the half shell
Farrukh Younus via Flickr

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has put restrictions on the Apalachicola Bay oyster harvest this winter, and harvesting may need to stop altogether if stocks don’t improve.  Government officials are already calling for financial and educational support if the Commission closes the bay, but it’s not clear how useful that can be. 

Capital Report: 09-26-2014

Sep 26, 2014

Florida State University has picked St. Augustine Republican Senator John Thrasher as its next president. His selection follows months of discord as some FSU faculty and students demanded the role be filled by an academic instead. This week, those tensions boiled over at a turbulent final two search meetings. Florida Public Radio’s Jessica Palombo was there.