Where has All the Seagrass Gone?

Conservation

A couple of weeks ago two anglers wandered into the Lagoon House.  Their first words to me were, “What happened to all the sea grass that used to be in the Lagoon? We fished all along these shores from south … Read More

GOVERNMENTS INCAPABLE OF MANAGING TUNA

In The News

PARIS – Dr. Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment Group, issued this statement today in response to decisions made at this year’s meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. “ICCAT member governments … Read More

FOUL GEAR: DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR & PRATICES

Conservation

For starts we contacted all sides; recreational anglers, fishing industry and business participants, commercial fishers, government officials and conservation authorities with our request for input on our new column, Foul Gear. We certainly were surprised by some of the responses we … Read More

GREEN GRASS KILLING FLORIDA

Conservation

Florida’s waterways are in peril. Increasing death rates of bottle-nose dolphins and diminishing populations of marine life are observable evidence that we are polluting our waters. If we don’t take action, the waters will “die” and become algae soups, producing … Read More

STAMPS & COINS IN THE OUTDOORS

Great Outdoors

Better Than Watching Tarzan Movies? As a kid growing up I usually went to school under some type of distress! One of my favorite excuses was, “I can’t find my shoes.” Most of the time they were outside somewhere left … Read More

REDEFINING THE BASELINE

Conservation

A young friend, excited by a masterpiece he had discovered, recently gave me a copy of the Zac Brown Band’s newest release. I’d heard of the band, a country band hailing from Georgia, because they’ve played the popular Bonnaroo music … Read More

AVOIDING MARINE MAMMALS

Fish & Fishing

In today’s world of ever increasing concerns, anglers face a plethora of challenges when it comes to wildlife encounters on the water. Not only is this important because there are state and federal laws protecting dolphins, manatee, whales, porpoise, seals … Read More

ARC Dehookers

Fish & Fishing

These release tools instantly and safely remove hooks from the lip, mouth, throat and esophagus of fish, sea turtles, marine mammals and sea birds without touching or removing them from the water. This releases your catch in a manner that … Read More