Redfish Release Halted: Florida hatchery reds have cataracts

Hatchery-raised redfish at both the Port Manatee hatchery in Tampa Bay and Sanibel’s REDstart facility have been found to have cataracts and will not be released. What’s more, samplings of some wild populations in the area have turned up with the same problem, with can affect the fish’s ability to find food and keep from being eaten.