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May 09, 2011

Doug Olander

Sport Fishing Mag
Talk about red-hot action — this short video offers some amazing footage of dozens of commercial pole anglers crowded elbow to elbow along a rail far above the water yanking yellowfin and skipjack tuna up and over their heads in one motion. Many are wearing hardhats — the smart ones, as you’ll see! 
On Wednesday, the first environmental non-governmental group (ENGO) announced an official policy on the DOI’s “idle iron” directive
Black sea bass caught off Southern California must be released by law.
Kayak angler hooks a big one near San Clemente Island, off Southern California, and goes for a ride!
Sport Fishing Mag
Memo to Ken Salazar (U.S. Dept. of Interior): Are you listening, Mr. Secretary? In a very short time, it seems the tide is turning beneath a growing groundswell of opposition to Interior’s mandate that would destroy and remove 650 coral reefs (growing on decommissioned oil rigs) in a five-year period. The latest bit of good news for the Gulf of Mexico came on Friday (April 27) with the release of an April 24 letter to Salazar from Texas Governor Rick Perry.   
Biscayne Bay National Park
Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio call on the U.S. Department of the Interior to offer a management plan for Biscayne Bay National Park that avoids unnecessary, severe restrictions on public access and use.
Sport Fishing Mag
A large group of fisheries scientists and others ask the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to allow a release method less risky to fish than what the law currently requires.
Sport Fishing Mag
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission is moving to implement a "Louisiana-only" red snapper season starting in 2013 that will allow anglers a far longer season than federal regulations permit.
Sport Fishing Mag
Scientists fear Asian tiger shrimp could be poised to invade U.S. coastal waters.
Sport Fishing Mag
If a picture may be worth 1,000 words, a few seconds of video may be worth a book. At least, the brief video capture of a big barracuda hurtling high out of the water to land squarely on the foredeck of a center console Yellowfin speaks volumes — about the excitement and unpredictability of fish and fishing. One might argue also, it speaks to the dangers, but most sports have their dangers. However, many sports lack the surprise that is a part of nearly every day on the water.
Discover the hard-fighting, high-jumping sturgeon that prowl shallows of the Columbia River mouth 
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