A disagreement over turtle harvesting on Alachua County lakes is pitting commercial turtle farmers and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission against residents of the small communities around Orange and Lochloosa Lakes. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports, the controversy is over the harvest of thousands of turtles by outsiders who have permits from the state.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPWienkeTurtledepth.mp3]
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.