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SPORTFISHING MIGHT BE CHARGED TO HELP ALLEVIATE POVERTY IN THE CARIBBEAN…

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SHOULD THAT FALL WITHIN REASONABLE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT? The Caribbean Billfish Project,  a $1.95 million exercise supported by the UN and the World Bank, and executed by the Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission (WECAFC) in Barbados, proposes a  “rights-based” billfish management strategy for commercial, recreational and coastal fishers. “Rights-based” strategies limit fishing access and allocations through […]

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 […]

The Future for Australian Anglers

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The management of natural resources, whether on land or in water, is an extremely complicated endeavor. Scientists and policy makers have to take into consideration of the countless scientific, socioeconomic and even cultural factors that come into play. Successful management practices seeks to strike a balance between all of these factors and history has shown […]

RECREATIONAL HMS ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS (MAINE – N.CAROLINA)

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Whether it is billfish, tuna, or sharks, fishing for HMS species means finding blue water far offshore from the dock. Venturing offshore and pursuing big game fish requires larger boats, heavier tackle and presents challenges on the scale of the fish that anglers target. Of course, the bigger boats, specialized equipment, and more fuel needed […]