New Study about Catch-and-Release Effects on Sharks

The Marine Ecology Progress Series of the Inter-Research Science Center has published a new study about the effects of catch-and-release fishing on five species of sharks. The article, written by Austin J. Gallagher, Neil Hammerschlag, Joseph E. Serafy of the National Marine Fisheries Service in Miami and the University of Miami and Steven J. Cooke […]

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Tarpon and Bonefish Catch-and-Release Only in FL?

On April 17, 2013 the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to move forward with a proposed plan to make tarpon and bonefish catch-and-release only in Florida waters. The FWC summarizes the full proposal as proposing these changes in fisheries management approaches: Eliminating all harvest of tarpon with the exception of the harvest or […]

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