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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio scheduled the field hearing at the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola to hear evidence concerning the oyster collapse. Speakers blamed the collapse on last year’s drought and poor water conservation practices in Georgia along the Chattahoochee river.
Florida oyster farmers have had a lack of crop this fishing season and oysters are affecting many jobs and businesses in the industry. Gov. Rick Scott has caught onto the problem and has asked for help from federal authorities. Meanwhile, business owners such as those in Cedar Key are suffering losses.