FISHERY RAISING FLOUNDER FOR FIRST TIME ON ALABAMA COAST

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GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s conservation agency says it’s raising flounder for the first time to supplement a decline in the natural population of the fish in coastal waters.

A news release says Marine Resources Division experts are tending to thousands of larval flounder at a state center in Gulf Shores.

They hope to get between 1,000 and 5,000 fish from the hatchery in the first year with a goal of releasing about 60,000 fish annually in a few years.

Those fish would help add to a population of southern flounder that’s been falling since 2008.

Scientists aren’t sure what’s causing the decline.

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2/23/2020 12:33:31 PM (GMT -6:00)

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