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Guy Harvey T-shirt clad researchers descend on St. Pete Beach listen

09/14/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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It’s been more than two years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are still working hard to ensure fisheries in the sensitive ecosystem are healthy. Scientists at a symposium at the Tradewinds Resort on St. Pete Beach are mulling over ways to manage both shortages and abundances of sea life.

One of the sponsors is famed t-shirt artist and environmentalist Guy Harvey. He runs a foundation that focuses on improving the overall health of ocea...

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PETA doesn't want kids to be hookers ... of fish listen

06/14/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Two members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, are traveling the state this week asking families not to go fishing for Father’s Day. Standing just feet from St. Petersburg’s Pier, one dressed as a fish and the other passed out flyers outlining why fishing hurts fish.

The organization is calling it the [“Don’t let your kids become hookers”](http://www.peta.org/mediacenter/news-releases/PETA-s-New-Fish-Campaign-in-St-Petersburg-Aimed-at-Parents---Don-t-Let-Ki...

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Turtle advocacy group criticizes eco-friendly fishing accreditation listen

05/16/11 Nolan Ruark
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A Florida fishery is set to receive certification that it is eco-friendly despite claims that it causes harm to the state’s turtle and big game fish populations.

Commercial swordfish fishermen want their work to be certified sustainable. To that end, the assessment stage in receiving an eco-friendly label is nearing completion for Day Boat Seafood. But, Marine biologist and campaigner for the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, Christopher Pincetich says that the fishery’s methods are fa...

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Local Permaculture

05/02/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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To start today’s program the Deputy Director of the Ocean Conservancy’s Fish Conservation Program Libby Fetherston join the program to talk about new limits on Grouper fishing in the Gulf. Their will be a public meeting at the Carlyon Hilton in St Pete on May 3 starting at 6:30 PM. To look at the agenda you can check out the www.oceanconservacy.org web site.

Next up a local Permaculture Design Robert Segundo join the program to talk about some general...

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Maritime activities keep Tarpon Springs' culture alive listen

03/07/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Many coastal Florida communities rely on the Gulf of Mexico for cultural traditions and economics. Fishers, net makers, sponge divers and boat builders shared their passion for the sea and celebrated Greek traditions this weekend at the Gulf Maritime Festival in Tarpon Springs.

Charles Beckham from Cedar Key, Arnold Davis from Cortez and Stuart Pacetti from St. Augustine have two things in common: they are fishermen for a lifetime and they love being in the water. They say the fishing indu...

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