Mariculture's oily battleground

GMIT's mariculture platform complex. Photo courtesy of GMIT.Click here to enlarge imageNonprofit research firm Gulf Marine Institute of Technology (GMIT) may have a long, difficult battle ahead before its plan to research and raise native finfish within their natural Gulf of Mexico environment is realized. The Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based researcher's top priority as of late is not its maricultural-or deep ocean-fish farm project, but to fend off Commis- sioner David Dewhurst of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) from moving in to demand the dismantlement of GMIT's mariculture platform complex that has been fully permitted by the Army Corps of Engineers to convert the site into ...

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