We have a system that helps us identify impaired water bodies. We have established targets for necessary pollution reduction to bring water bodies back to health. But the state of Florida is failing to crack down on polluters by adequately enforcing these rules. The results are catastrophic. Just look to the prolonged red tide event happening right now on the west coast for proof.
We’d like to extend a big thanks to Jacki Lopez of Center for Biological Diversity, Justin Bloom of Suncoast Waterkeeper, and our own Gil Smart for sharing their insight and knowledge with us as we talked red tide during today’s Clean Water Conversation.
If you missed the event today, you can find the full recording below.
And as recommended during the conversation, an army of citizens can help officials stay on top of impacts from red tide by reporting fish kills, diseased fish, or fish with other abnormalities. You can call FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute hotline at 800-636-0511 or you can use the button below to send your report by web form.