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As Florida, Georgia battle over water, panhandle oystermen struggle to survive

Oyster fisherman harvesting oysters into a boat. One visible in white tshirt and ballcap

Reuters, February 21, 2020 APALACHICOLA, Fla. (Reuters) – Standing in his boat in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay, Michael Dasher lowered a long pair of tongs into the water, pulling up a muddy mass of oysters that his son sorted, keeping those big enough to sell and tossing the rest back into the brackish bay. His 53-year-old calloused hands grasped not just …

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