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Articles in Category: Conservation

Trash Fish

Trash Fish
You’re eating more trash fish than ever in the finest restaurants.

Lionfish - A New Use for an Invasive Species

Lionfish - A New Use for an Invasive Species
We are always talking Lionfish, with our own Fred Garth heavily involved in establishing – with FWC – the Lionfish Symposium. This article from Colorado State University shares an interesting take on creating jewelry from the invasive aquarium fish gone wild.

Toxic West Coast Crabs

Toxic West Coast Crabs
A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has prompted officials to halt recreational shellfishing from Washington to California and is blamed for sickening dozens of seabirds, seals, whales and other marine life.

Sunken Treasure

Sunken Treasure
Alabama is making the most of its small slice of coastal waters with an aggressive—and awesomely productive—artificial reef program.

Why Estuaries Matter

Why Estuaries Matter
Many anglers understand the delicate nature of these areas, but delving deeper into their mysterious life cycles will benefit both the environment and the overall experience in fishing these benign looking areas.

Helping Fish Survive Release

Helping Fish Survive Release
Death or survival of caught-and-released fishes of many inshore species is paramount to the dynamics of that species' population, condition and abundance.

Hooked on Redneck Aquaculture

Hooked on Redneck Aquaculture
There’s a lot of talk these days about aquaculture in this country because our appetite for fish is increasing, yet we still import more than 80% of the seafood we eat. In Gulf Shores, Alabama, multimillion dollar hatchery has recently been completed, which will release millions of fish into the gulf.

Artist Paints Huge Mahi-Mahi Mural in the Florida Keys

Artist Paints Huge Mahi-Mahi Mural in the Florida Keys
David Dunleavy's large-scale creation, featuring a bull and cow dolphin fish leaping to feed on flying fish, stretches 252 feet wide and 32 feet high. The New Jersey-based artist says they are the largest dolphin fish, also known as mahi-mahi, ever painted in the world.

The STAR Tournament Series

The STAR Tournament Series
The tagged redfish tournament offers hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes, supports some very cool programs at the Coastal Conservation Association, and can even result in helping an educated kid or two through its incredible education program.

Trash Fish, Steak and Respect

Trash Fish, Steak and Respect
Common examples of a "trash fish" are ladyfish or catfish, but may include our more unusual-looking local fish like sea robins, toadfish, puffers and so on.

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