HATCH MAG: July 11, 2016. Written by Chad Shmukler
Over the years, we've tried to provide you with innumerous reasons to care about Florida's Everglades. Its value as a world-class fishery is historic. We've introduced you to snook fishing near Chokoloskee and to chasing redfish, black drum, sharks, jack crevalle and tarpon near Flamingo and Alligator Alley. But the worth of the Everglades extends well beyond that of its fishery, it is the one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse ecosystems found anywhere on the planet, is the cornerstone of south Florida's economy, and is a source of drinking water for 8 million people.