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Florida fishing guides say red snapper rules hurt business

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Some Florida fishing guides say they’re being crowded out of their preferred waters by a fish they can’t keep. Many commercial and recreational fishermen in northeast Florida and throughout the south Atlantic say they’re seeing a banner year for red snapper – adding to their skepticism of data supporting federal regulations for the fish. “There are places I don’t even fish anymore,” said Capt. Robert Johnson, a long-time fishing guide in St. Augustine who has been involved in the fishery…

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Kendrick Meek lets his internal fisherman and Floridian shine amid tough talk on oil spill

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What a great headline! David Hunt suggests that if you have about a half-hour handy, check out U.S. Rep. (and Senate candidate) Kendrick Meek on the House floor late Tuesday giving an increasingly impassioned speech on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He said the cleanup will take years and the government needs to help the Gulf states who are losing tourists and fishing crops. “I’ll be doggone if we allow these oil executives to come to Congress…

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