August 22, 2014

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Florida’s aquaculture industry is on the rise

Florida's aquaculture industry is growing, a new report states, thanks in part to an increase in alligator and tilapia sales. Florida reported $68.6 million in aquaculture sales last year, according to a survey from the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. More at the Business Observer.

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Jaguars owner Shad Khan pursuing London's Fulham Soccer Club

Jaguars owner Shad Khan is in negotiations to buy the Fulham soccer team, which competes in the English Premier League. The report said Mohamed Al-Fayed “was on the verge” of selling the club after investing nearly $300 million U.S. over the last 16 years. More at the Florida Times-Union and the Daily Mail.


Florida recycling rate up -- but is it by 5 or 18%?

Editor's Page
Ethics, Sort Of

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Mark Howard

This year’s legislative session produced eight laws dealing with ethics in government. Editorial pages and organizations that advocate more access to government information pronounced themselves mostly pleased with the new laws. Let me add my own applause, at least one hand’s worth.

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Florida's recycling rate is up as the state makes strides to reach a 75% recycling goal by 2020 but the amount of the increase is up for debate. Is it 5% or 18%? New data released by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) puts the state's official recycling rate at 48% for 2012 compared to 30% in 2011. More at Waste and Recycling News.


Bradenton courting HuB expansion

Bradenton officials are courting leaders of The HuB in a bid to convince the Sarasota-based collaborative workplace incubator to expand northward. To that end, a Bradenton delegation recently visited the HuB's Sarasota operation, and HuB founder Rich Swier Jr. has toured available Manatee County properties. More at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.


Burn Notice out, wrecking ball in

Burn Notice is out, and Miami Commission Chairman Marc Sarnoff is ready to take down its former home and turn the waterfront site into a park for Coconut Grove residents. The hit television series, which saw six seasons in Miami, had brought millions to South Florida. The doom date: Nov. 1. More at Miami Today.

Florida Law
Suing Florida Lawyers

condoWarren R. Trazenfeld didn’t go to law school thinking he’d end up spending the bulk of his career suing other lawyers. He became a real estate attorney instead at a corporate law firm in Miami. There, he spent some of his time writing title insurance, which led to litigation work for title insurance underwriters. Those cases, he says, gave him an idea for a new specialty.

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