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Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in Top Shots
For those who, like me, find fish, fisheries and their management dynamic, often discouraging but always fascinating, I suggest checking out this first-ever national bycatch report from NOAA. Though the report is new, it’s based on the analysis of 2005 data. In any case, it makes for interesting reading. For example, I learned that roughly one out of every six fish caught commercially (17 percent to be specific) is nontargeted bycatch. Read More
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