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New bill to conduct research on red tide approved

Posted: 7:20 AM, Apr 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-11 11:20:43Z

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A bill aimed at controlling and alleviating red tide blooms has passed another step in the Florida legislature.

The Senate appropriations subcommittee on agriculture, environment, and general government unanimously approved the bill.

It would provide $3 million a year for the next six years to research red tide.

The research would be a partnership between the State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Mote Marine Laboratory.

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