Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

TBF’s Conservation Record Volume 4

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    The Billfish Foundation’s (TBF) most recent International Billfish Conservation Record is now available on TBF’s website, billfish.org, free of charge. The Conservation Record examines and summarizes all tag, release & recapture data submitted in 2014 and provides a breakdown by species reported, maps of top tagging locations by species and oceans, and much […]

Official Status of BP Settlement Means Conservation Can Finally Roll On

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A few signatures kick off the next phase of oil spill recovery that could revive long-term habitat health in the Gulf BP and a federal judge have finally made it official—the historic settlement between the states, the federal government, and BP has been signed. Now, the Gulf of Mexico’s fish, wildlife, and habitat—not to mention […]

Five Years Later: Oil Spill Penalties Are No Anniversary Gift—But They Can Have Benefits

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A Gulf Coast angler and fisheries conservationist reflects on the days following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill—and the ongoing recovery efforts. A longtime charter captain and friend, Darryl Carpenter, called me from Grand Isle at about noon on Tuesday, April 21, 2010. I was sitting at my desk at the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration […]

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 […]

Atchafalaya Basin: Uniquely Louisiana

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South Louisiana is covered with swamps. Spanish Moss-draped cypress trees, drooping willow-lined bayou banks, mucky, murky backwaters and palmetto-laced ridges make up as much of the landscape as sugar cane fields, oak-tree bottoms, towns and cities. The swamps go by uniquely Louisiana names like Maurepas, Des Allemands, LaBranche and Bonnet Carre. While all of Southern […]