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Does Florida have good oysters?

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Florida's top three oyster-producing counties are Franklin, Levy and Wakulla. Along Florida's Gulf Coast, oysters are still harvested in the same way they have been for over a century: from small boats by fishermen using large, long-handled tongs to scoop them up from their beds in the shallow water.

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