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The Bridge Broken by Katrina, Reborn as a Habitat-Boosting Fish Highway


After a summer of commemoration and ten-year-anniversary reports, South Louisiana residents may be ready to put the incomparable damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina behind them. Coincidentally, though they may not have known it, Louisiana anglers hooking into redfish and bass on the shorelines of Lake Borgne have had the repurposed remains of Katrina’s destruction under […]

Misconceptions of Panama’s sportfishing eco-tourism trade


A recent La Presna article dated August 16, 2015 quotes Ivan Flores, Manager of the Aquatic Resources and Fisheries Authority (ARAP), did not focus on the sustainable use of and positive economic returns to Panama generated from its sportfishing eco-tourism trade, which is predominantly a catch and release fishery for highly migratory fish (marlin, sailfish, and […]

No hyperbole here: Straight talk from sportsmen on Clean Water Rule


With all the recent talk about Clean Water Act jurisdiction and the unceasing congressional attacks on a rule that protects wetlands and headwater streams, what seems to be getting lost is the message from hunters and anglers on the ground. Sportsmen care about clean water as much as anyone, and we’re the first to stand […]

Juvenile Tarpon Showing Up In Coastal South Carolina

Juvenile tarpon

The boys are back in town! The first crop of 2015 juvenile tarpon has now reached South Carolina shores! These little guys started showing up in tidal marsh pools near Georgetown during sampling sessions by Bonefish and Tarpon Trust collaborators at University of South Carolina, which indicates that juvenile and larval tarpon are recruiting in mid-summer […]