National Fisherman


It's been a tough issue.
 
Oystermen say because Georgia is holding back the supply of fresh water to the Apalachicola River flowing into the bay, it's hurt their industry.
 
Florida has filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia to get that water release.
 
Georgia has asked the U-S Supreme Court to 
toss out the suit.
 
"We thought we were making progress in our negotiations with with both Florida and Alabama and we'd like to resume that because we think we are very close to being able to reach an agreement without the necessity of a lawsuit," said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.
 
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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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