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Florida’s shellfish industry again at crux of water wars decision
Oysters harvested from an oyster bed in Apalachicola Bay in May 2016 are placed on a culling board, where they’re separated. Smaller ones are returned and those large enough to legally harvest are placed into mesh sacks and labeled. (Taimy Alvarez, Sun Sentinel/TNS)
Florida and Georgia have been arguing about the water that flows into the Apalachicola Bay for three decades, about as long as Tommy Ward and his family have been selling oysters from the bay.