Top Ten: oysters

Published: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 14:31 PM.

Ricky Banks, the vice president of the seafood workers association, spoke eloquently of the oystermen’s plight.

“In Atlanta, they’re going to keep having babies. They’re going to keep needing more and more water,” he said. “Let Atlanta stop watering their grass a little bit.”

“What we have here is a system being run by man that was created by God,” he said. “When man steps in he has a way of messing things up. Man made this disaster, man can fix this disaster. Man needs to do his job.”


Talk of aquaculture steps up


Consideration of an alternate future for harvesting oysters in Franklin County waters began in June, when Scott and the Florida Cabinet approved an expansion of the use of two aquaculture leases in Alligator Harbor held by the Spring Creek Oyster Company, a Crawfordville-based company owned by the Lovel family.

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