Archive | November, 2014

CCA Florida/Guy Harvey Habitat Fund

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After years of travelling in the same circles and even working together at a National level, CCA Florida and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation have officially joined forces to help our marine habitat! Guy and his Ocean Foundation are known around the world not only for his art but his deep commitment to marine life. With […]

Little Fish Make Big Fish: The Importance Of Forage Fish Species

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www.floridaforagefish.org/   Some of the world’s largest fisheries are for small, short lived species such as menhaden, anchovies and sardines.  While some of these fish are consumed directly by humans, most of these fisheries reduce their catch to fish and animal feed and fish oil for everything from vitamins to cosmetics.  Some of these species […]

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust hosts their 5th International Symposium

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DANIA BEACH, FL – On November 7th and 8th, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust hosted their 5th International Symposium at the IGFA Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, Florida. Hundreds of conservation minded attendees turned out for the educational and event packed weekend, all with a focus on raising awareness about the conservation of […]

Banning Long-lining in Galapagos Islands

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Science and Management work together to ban long-lining in Galapagos – issue highlighted by killing of shark in marine reserve Modern technology and sophisticated ocean science have generated pivotal data supporting the Galapagos National Park Directorate in its decision to order greater restrictions on an artisanal fishing practice that threatened endangered species in the Galapagos […]

Get Hooked- Why We Fish

As anglers, we regularly get this question from non-fishing friends,’ why do you fish?’ Fishing, like other recreational sports, means more than what the dictionary defines – the act of catching fish. Catching a fish during your time out on the water is great, but other factors explain why we love what we do and […]

Louisiana’s Coastal Marshes Make Liars Out of GPS.

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Dramatic land loss over the last century is to blame. Where the standard issue GPS map shows green or yellow land masses with bayous and bays coursing through, in reality there are wide-open expanses of water from subsidence and erosion that have robbed the state nicknamed “Sportsman’s Paradise” of nearly 2000 square miles of prime […]