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Scientists, Florida Sea Grant specialist to share decade of research, post-Gulf oil spill

By: Brad Buck, 813-757-2224, bradbuck@ufl.edu, 352-875-2641 (cell)  A decade after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant specialist will join other experts to summarize what they’ve learned about the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem in a virtual town hall-type meeting. Monica Wilson, who’s based in St. Petersburg, has spent considerable time during the past several…

USDA Announces $530 Million Seafood Trade Relief Program for U.S. Commercial Fishers Affected by Tariffs

By: Andrew Ropicki, Florida Sea Grant Extension Specialist in Economics, aropicki@ufl.edu On September 9th the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the new Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP). The program, to be administered by the Farm Service Agency, makes $530 million available as direct support to U.S. commercial fishers impacted by retaliatory tariffs. Payments…