Well, BP, still has not stopped the oil spill or bothered to clean much of it up and President Obama has yet to do anything at all.  OK, there is the $20 billion trust fund but Barrack has hinted that he will be taking $5 billion off the top for administrative fees.  Fortunately neighbors still help neighbors in this country and that is what is happening for the Florida Seafood Industry.  So thank you, Publix, Kroger and Central Market for being good neighbors.  Read on:


TALLAHASSEE -- Three major grocery retailers will promote Florida seafood products in July and August through an advertising partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Participating retailers will advertise Florida seafood products in their newspaper advertisements and in-store promotions using the "Fresh from Florida Seafood" logos and the "Florida Gulf Safe" logo.  The campaign runs through August 16 at Publix Super Markets, Kroger Stores Atlanta Region, and Central Market/HEB in Texas.

"I am pleased that these retailers are partnering with our department to promote Florida seafood products," Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson said.  "The extensive news coverage of the Gulf oil spill has left some consumers with the mistaken impression that Florida seafood is unavailable or in limited supply.  This promotion will help get out the message that Florida seafood is safe, plentiful and available."

The promotion coincides with July Fourth celebrations and summertime outdoor grilling activities, which are ideal for enjoying Florida's seafood harvest.

Seafood lovers can also get daily updates about Florida's ongoing commercial seafood harvest by calling the toll-free Florida Seafood Hotline at 1-800-357-4273 or by visiting  There they can get current information about the status of Florida's open and closed fishing harvest areas, the availability of seafood varieties, and general pricing information.
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