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Protecting Bristol Bay

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By Chris Wood I just returned from fishing in Bristol Bay. One of the rivers I fished (and where I caught 30-inch native rainbow trout), Upper Talarik Creek, would be inundated and ruined by the proposed Pebble Mine. On the heels of that experience, it was disappointing to see the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal cover the release of a […]

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 […]

Juvenile Tarpon Showing Up In Coastal South Carolina

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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 […]

BTT’s Abaco Bonefish Genetics Trip – Summer 2015

Last year BTT, in collaboration with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), initiated a three year genetics study looking at the connectivity of bonefish populations in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic. Determining the connectivity of bonefish populations is vital to improve conservation and fisheries management efforts for the species. Genetic samples are collected […]

Understanding Maximum Size in the Catch: Atlantic Blue Marlin example

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The most recent Atlantic blue marlin research completed by TBF’s Dr. Phillip Goodyear was published by the American Fisheries Society, the oldest, largest and most influential association of fisheries professionals in the world. Its mission is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and […]

Sculpting With Sand: How Oil Spill Penalties Are Bringing Back Vanishing Dunes and Beaches

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Countless anglers leaving from Grand Isle and Port Fourchon in the late-spring and summer venture to Elmer’s Island, and the adjacent Fourchon Beach, each year in search of speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and the occasional drag-screaming jack crevalle. Others go there simply to put out crab lines and enjoy a relaxing day of beachcombing and […]

Congress is trying to steal a clean water victory from sportsmen at the eleventh hour.

Image by Barry and Cathy Beck.

There is nothing more essential to good fishing than clean water, and in the United States, there is nothing more fundamental to promoting clean water than the Clean Water Act. Since it was signed into law in 1972, we’ve seen rivers once so fouled by pollution that they literally caught fire become productive fisheries. Yet, […]

Five years later: is the Gulf Coast recovering?

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Captain Ryan Lambert has plied the waters near the mouth of the Mississippi River for more than three decades, taking hunters and fishermen from across the world to pursue speckled trout and redfish and hunt ducks out of his Cajun Fishing Adventures operation in Buras, La. In that time, Lambert’s favorite and most productive fishing […]