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Siesta Key Association holds virtual hearing on offshore fish farm

Posted at 5:29 AM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 05:29:46-04

SIESTA KEY, Fla. — The Siesta Key Association is holding a virtual hearing on Wednesday to oppose an offshore fish farm.

The first session will take place at 10:30 a.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m.

"Despite overwhelming public opposition to the Villela Epsilon offshore fish farm at the EPA hearing in Sarasota, the Army Corps of Engineers is set to issue a permit without holding a hearing," the event description says. "The farm, the first in a proposed Gulf aquaculture opportunity area, poses grave danger to Sarasota marine life, the ecosystem, tourism and the economy."

Click here for more information or to sign up for one of the hearing sessions.