November 15, 2017
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Trashfish boxes put “underloved” seafood back on the table

By Kitty Knowles | The Memo Bye bye HelloFresh, hello Trashfish! Tuna, salmon, shrimp (or prawns for Brits). You might think you love seafood, but honestly, when’s the last time you cooked up a fish dish at home without any of the above. In America alone, almost 80% of seafood eaten is […]
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November 13, 2017
Jay Gunn scoops up another speck caught on live shrimp under a popping cork on the Eastern Shore. Photo Credit: David Rainer

Inshore Anglers Enjoying Banner Trout Year

By David Rainer | Outdoor Alabama Weekly As far as Capt. Bobby Abruscato and Capt. Jay Gunn are concerned, speckled trout are almost jumping in the boat along the Alabama Gulf Coast. A mild winter and good weather for most of the spring have created a trout bonanza that inshore […]
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November 13, 2017
David Thornton landed a trophy-sized whiting at the pier recently.Photo Credit: David Rainer & David Thornton

Gulf State Park Pier Offers Fishing Fun, Education

By David Rainer | Outdoor Alabama Weekly The frenetic activity on the tip of the Gulf State Park Pier last weekend is more proof the northern Gulf of Mexico’s premium fishing and education pier is reeling with action. Fishing on the Octagon at the end of the 1,542-foot pier that […]
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November 2, 2017
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REEF Releases New App for Invasive Lionfish Sightings for iPhone & Android

Divers and lionfish hunters can now view and report lionfish sightings and removals in real-time throughout the invaded region. By Amy Lee, REEF Trips Program and Communications Manager Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) is pleased to announce the official release of “REEF Lionfish Sightings,” a map-based app that will allow […]
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October 31, 2017
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TRCP Adds Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation as 50th Partner

Coalition’s growth in past year gives hunters and anglers a stronger voice in Washington WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation announced their formal partnership today, bringing the conservation organization’s growing coalition up to 50 partner groups. The new relationship will hopefully lead to […]
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December 19, 2016
New Orleans Fish House with John Fallon and Julianna Mullen of ANI and Chris Bergon May 16, 2013. Photo by Paul Morse..

Louisiana Blue Crab Fishery First to Receive G.U.L.F. Responsible Fisheries Management Certification

Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) continues its mission to ensure the viability of Gulf of Mexico fisheries by certifying Louisiana blue crab under its new certification program. The G.U.L.F. Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification is a regionalized model measuring the responsible practices for the sustainable harvest of […]
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December 16, 2016
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Steve Lessard Takes Home the Crown 2016 Hobie® Fishing Worlds Championship

By Hobie Fishing Oceanside, California – December 12, 2016 – After yielding fish, fun and friendships over a few cold ones combined with shrimp and crawfish, eleven North American World Championship Team members have just returned to their respective states from the Leeville area of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.  There they […]
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December 16, 2016
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Hobie Fishing Worlds 6 Competitors Hit the Water

By Hobie Fishing An international field of 49 anglers took to the water at Leeville, Louisiana for the first time at the Hobie Fishing Worlds 6 presented by Rhino-Rack® for Lowrance Navigation and Pre-Fish Day. Lead by local guides, groups of five anglers scattered across the tournament zone, on the […]
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December 15, 2016
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Team North America Set for Hobie Fishing Worlds 6

By Hobie Fishing The crew of elite anglers representing the US and Canada is a diverse one The North American qualifying spots for the prestigious 2016 Hobie Fishing Worlds 6 are filled! Teams USA and Canada are stacked with a diverse crew of anglers from every corner of the continent. Eric Harrison is a […]
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October 26, 2016
From left to right David Chouinard announcing, Dr. Lloyd Wruble, Chairman of the Herman Lucerne Memorial; winning Captain Jared Raskob, who guided Frank Delucas the tournament’s grand champion angler to seven species of fish, and trophy artist David Wirth.

With seven species of fish Plantation’s Frank Delucas wins 17th Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament

ISLAMORADA, In the Florida Keys —  Frank Delucas, Plantation, Fla., a first time participant in the Herman Lucerne tournament but no stranger to Florida Keys backcountry fishing, won the 17th annual two-day event, as the only angler to catch all seven required saltwater species. The unique competition, which attracted 118 […]
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October 18, 2016

This 100-pound-plus fish lures saltwater fly anglers to the Florida Keys

By Richard Morin | Washington Post “I’ve got a fish at two o’clock. Seventy feet. Coming fast. See him?” Fishing guide Bill Houze spoke with quiet urgency from atop the platform suspended four feet above the stern of the 17-foot skiff. “I see him,” said my friend Mike Traugott, scanning the […]
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September 8, 2016
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Nonprofit offers reward for missing shark tag off Cape Cod

By Dylan McGuinness | Boston Globe Commercial fishermen off Cape Cod may have caught a shark this month that was carrying an expensive piece of tracking technology, and a nonprofit organization is offering a $1,000 reward for the equipment’s return. The satellite tag had been placed in May on the […]
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September 8, 2016
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“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” No-Yelling School Comes To FL Everglades Nov. 19-20

Experience the Jurassic Park of Fishing! Deadline is Oct. 1 for overnight lodging FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – 9/2016 ─  The award-winning Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing nonprofit series ventures to the Florida Everglades Nov. 19-20 for a wilderness fishing adventure. The Everglades program includes a Saturday class on specific fishing in 10,000 Islands, a home cooked potluck dinner […]
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August 15, 2016
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Blankenship Wins AWF’s Inaugural Fisheries Award

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources While reviewing the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards late last year, the AWF Board and Tim Gothard, AWF’s Executive Director, realized there was a gap in the awards coverage. Despite having a dozen awards, from Conservationist […]
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August 3, 2016
Guy Harvey diving for lionfish. Harvey’s Fort Lauderdale-based Outpost Resorts is launching a seven-day diving excursion in Cuba. Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts

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Guy Harvey Launching Underwater Expedition in Cuba

By Chabeli Herrera | Miami Herald The expedition to discover Cuba is going underwater. Marine wildlife artist and conversationalist Guy Harvey’s Fort Lauderdale-based Outpost Resorts is launching a weeklong diving trip to the Caribbean island in September — lionfish derby included. Read more…
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July 1, 2016
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Western Africa’s Missing Fish: The Impacts of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Under-Reporting Catches by Foreign Fleets

By Blair FitzGibbon | MeltWater Press A crack down on illegal fishing by foreign commercial fleets operating in western Africa and investment in the region’s maritime industry could lead to major benefits, including more than 300,000 new jobs, according to a new report from the Overseas Development Institute and porCausa, the […]
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June 24, 2016
Although lionfish have no controlling predators in the invaded range, diver removals are an effective method of reducing lionfish populations. ©REEF

REEF 2016 Summer Lionfish Derby Series Dates Released

Key Largo, Florida – June 16th, 2016 This summer, Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) will be hosting their 8th Annual Summer Lionfish Derby Series.  Lionfish Derbies are competitions where divers and snorkelers compete to bring in the most lionfish in a single day for over $3,500 in cash prizes.  Since […]
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June 24, 2016
Director Jessica McCawley with the FWC's Division of Marine Fisheries Management shows the number of fishing licenses and snook stamps sold from fiscal year 2004-2005 to fiscal year 2014-2015.

Snook Stock is on the Rise, Aligns with FWC Goals

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) took immediate action to help the snook population rebound after a prolonged cold spell in January 2010. The cold snap, which led the FWC to close the fisheries, had a much greater effect on the snook population on the Gulf Coast than […]
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