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Re: Florida House Bill 703 (2016)
Florida is putting all the fruit and nuts on display for the snowbird season. Right now SE Florida wants to ban all spearfishing, including recreational spearfishing, out to the 150' depth line. Apparently those mean old recreational free divers and scuba divers are depopulating the reefs...although, no one bothered to study how many divers, licenses, catches (as verified by FWC water stops) or anything else are actually involved.
"(Riding the kids on the bow of the boat is kinda like riding them on the hood of the car)"
Had that discussion with the USCG one day wile under sail. They said "bowriding" we said "No, that's the foredeck crew on the foredeck inspecting the luff of the foresail." See, they're facing BACKwards and looking UP, not playing Titanic....
Apparently it will only take another one-foot rise is sea level to submerge most everything east of Federal Highway, and the rise in groundwater will ensure everything west to the Glades (being restrained by a crumbling 20' dike) floods out regularly in any heavy rain, as the ground water table rises too high to allow drainage.
Between that and the Zika mosquitoes, Florida may solve itself within fifty years.