July 25, 2016
ADSFR16 023

Oil Spill Memories Fade at ADSFR, Dauphin Island

By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Dr. Bob Shipp stood in amazement last weekend at the 83rd annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR) as he watched the frenetic activity on Dauphin Island. Shipp, Professor Emeritus at the University of South Alabama’s Marine Sciences Department, never would […]
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July 5, 2016
ADSFR 15 013

ADSFR Expands Live Weigh-In Category

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources After the success of a live weigh-in category at last year’s Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR), rodeo officials will expand the category and lift restrictions for the 83rd rodeo, scheduled July 15-17 at the rodeo site on Dauphin Island. Last year’s live […]
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December 18, 2015
PHOTO: (Alabama MRD) Enforcement Officer Chris Cox works his dog, Gaines, on multiple situations from large charter boats to small skiffs to search for fish fillets or hidden fish.

Marine Resources Readies Canine Unit to Aid Enforcement

By David Rainer | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources While many of us have been busy searching for the perfect Christmas gifts these past few weeks, one group at Dauphin Island has been on an unusual quest for a totally different prize – fish fillets. Nope, there’s no big […]
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