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FL – Reptiles

Alligator, turtle production strong and growing in Florida

Reptile farming is one of the most exotic sectors of Florida aquaculture, often involving rare and beautiful animals.

Florida’s first alligator farm opened in 1893 and the continuous commercial production of alligators in Louisiana and Florida triggered the development of special rules by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to allow production after the American alligator was listed in 1967 under the thennew Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Read the rest and much, much more in Issue 5, 2013 of Fish Farming News.  Download access instructions so that you can read the online flipbook AND download a pdf copy for future reference.

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