Marine Life Protection Areas play a vital role in protecting the ecosystem from such destructive practices as coral harvesting, longline fishing for sharks, or the large-scale removal of seafood or aquarium fish from the wild.
If someone wanted to give you $6 million, would you take it? Dumb question, right? Maybe not. Last year, the state of Florida left $6 million on the table that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service was willing to give away. Huh?
The bays and estuaries awash in floating dead fish…..from Pinfish and other bait fish to the iconic Snook and Redfish…..
The downstream effects of the loss of the nursery areas will not be known for years. Not just fish either; so far there has been dead Manatees and Porpoise along the southwest coast as well….