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Posted on Sep 18, 2011 in Top Shots
Sport Fishing Mag
In an editorial a few years ago, I asked this question: Would anyone mind if the federal government ordered hundreds of coral reefs around the Florida Keys to be dynamited into rubble and hauled away? One hopes the rhetorical nature of that is obvious. Hell, yes! The uproar would be huge, particularly among environmental groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council. Read More
Posted on Sep 1, 2011 in Top Shots
Sport Fishing Mag
Genetics research is turning the world of billfish taxonomy on its head. Read More
Posted on Aug 16, 2011 in Top Shots, cobia fishing
What might be more exciting than catching cobia? Hand-feeding baitfish to ‘em! Watch as big hungry cobes swarm boatside like flippers at Sea World to snatch fish right from the hands of Capt. Tommy Pellegrin off the central Louisiana coast. Read More
Posted on Jun 29, 2011 in Top Shots
Sport Fishing Mag
The following appeared as an editorial in the August 2011 issue of Sport Fishing - Ed. Read More
Posted on May 3, 2011 in Top Shots
Having just kicked off Sport Fishing's ongoing Name That Fish contest, I find myself waxing philosophic on the often enigmatic topic of what monikers we use to distinguish fish. When it comes to fish names, it's a jungle out there. Just to prove my point, a quick true-or-false quiz for you (and keep your eyes on your own monitor!): 1. A potato cod is a type of cod. 2. A lingcod is a type of cod. 3. A black cod is a type of cod. 4. A coral cod is a type of cod. 5. A cowcod is a type of cod. 6. A kelp cod is a type of cod. 7. A hog snapper is a type of snapper. 8. Read More
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