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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Urge Commerce Department Declare Fishery Disaster in Southwest Florida

The two senators wrote U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross on the matter on Wednesday.

To Fight Red Tide, Rick Scott Sends $1.2 Million to Help Redfish Repopulate

“This stocking effort will support and sustain local redfish populations and address concerns regarding impact of red tide on marine fisheries along the coast of Southwest Florida.”
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Southwest Florida Congressmen Want SBA to Declare Disaster Due to Toxic Algae, Red Tide

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney wrote SVA Administrator Linda McMahon on the matter on Friday, urging her to make a declaration for Lee County. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan followed suit on Monday, focusing on Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties. 
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Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency for Counties Hit by Red Tide

Scott issued an executive order on Monday afternoon. 

Francis Rooney Calls on Federal Officials to Visit Florida to See Impact of Algae...

Last week, the freshman Republican sent letters to four U.S. Cabinet secretaries urging them to “visit Southwest Florida first hand so that they may personally assess the damage, meet with key local officials, and provide recommendations on how their agencies may be able to help." 

Florida DEP Sends Funds to Lee County to Help Fight Red Tide

This week, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will send $400,000 to Lee County to help fight red tide, raising the total funds sent there to $1.1 million.