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FWC works to remove dead fish from area beaches

Posted at 7:12 PM, Oct 04, 2018

Fish kills are popping on beaches throughout South Florida just a few days after red tide was first detected in the water.

FWC hasn’t confirmed if the two incidents are related, but staff has collected samples for testing. As we wait on the results the county is working to remove the dead fish before reopening beaches. 

“The beach is very important to us,” said visitor Jamluc Briere. 

Briere and his wife are visiting from Canada. They tried heading to the beach on Wednesday but after not having any luck decided to try again Thursday. However, once again they were turned away because of county beach closures. 

“Hopefully in a few days, hopefully, it’s going to be better,” said Briere. 

Lucky for Briere a county spokesperson announced Thursday evening all county beaches plan to reopen Friday morning.  

“People don’t come to this island if they can’t come to the beach,” said Da Big Kahuna Surf Shop employee Michael Nissan. 

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