Archive | September, 2015

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

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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

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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 […]