TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA) – Florida hopes to replenish the redfish population that has dropped because of red tide.READ MORE: Masks Now Optional For Unvaccinated Students In South Florida Catholic Schools
Gov. Rick Scott said Monday the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is directing $1.2 million for research and production of redfish at a facility at Port Manatee.READ MORE: World Aids Day 2021 Reminds Us About The Other Epidemic
According to the governor’s office, the money will help the commission address the effects of red tide on redfish in coastal areas.
Red tide recently has led to widespread fish kills in Southwest Florida.MORE NEWS: PlanetWatch: Miami Chosen As 1st Major US Location For New Air Quality Monitoring Network
The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission facility at Port Manatee spawns and raises hatchery fish.