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August 15, 2018
Florida Business News

From swamp to store: The dying business of wild alligator skins

Florida’s annual alligator hunt begins today, but the surge in alligator farms means the bottom has dropped out of the wild alligator market.

Sarasota manufacturer acquires distributor for $26 million

The parent company of Sarasota-based Sun Hydraulics has acquired the shares of Australian fluid power distributor Custom Fluidpower for approximately $26 million.

Mote begins testing experimental red tide killer

Mote Marine Laboratory is conducting an experiment using ozone to kill millions of red tide cells and toxins in the water at The Dams canal in Boca Grande.

Seminole commissioners unanimously reject controversial River Cross project

Seminole County commissioners unanimously rejected plans for a mega-development of hundreds of homes in the county’s rural area just east of the Econlockhatchee River.

St. Pete wants to get tougher on single-use plastics, polystyrene

Food trucks, grocery stores, restaurants and any business that serves food and drink in the city could face some big changes in the way they use plastic and polystyrene products in the coming years.

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