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Sailing with Charlie: Fishing Karma

fishing karma

I wrote a story not long ago about how we humans could learn a lesson or two from our underwater world. As we dive or snorkel through the clear warm waters of our coral reefs we see no signs of aggression …

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The Sailing Sculptor

Sailing Sculptor : Victor in his floating workshop

Looking at Victor Hempel’s carved creations, it’s difficult to fathom how he knew there was a giant crab lying within a hunk of neem or that a sea turtle lurked inside a piece of star coral. His artistic insight is …

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South Florida News: Marine Industry Day

Marine Industry Day

Marine Industry Day Set for June 18 Educational games, a pirate show, propeller races, water taxi rides and boat displays, plus live music and food trucks, are just a few of the activities scheduled for the Marine Industries Association of …

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Sailing With Charlie: Another World

Sailing With Charlie: Underwater WorldGraphics by Christine Taylor

Charlie was scrubbing the bottom of a boat in Trellis Bay (Charlie just hates dirty bottoms) when he looked down and saw what he thought was an anchor, half-buried in the sand in about 15ft of water. He dove down …

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Captain Bouncer Makes Lifelong Smiles

Captain Bouncer Makes Lifelong Smiles: Bouncer'sDusky 33. Captain Bouncer’s pride and joy. Photo courtesy of Captain Bouncer Smith

South Florida is truly a world class fishing destination with a plethora of charter captains available who can get you hooked up with a wide variety of exciting fish. Any of these captains can create a memorable fishing excursion but …

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The Billfish Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

The Billfish Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

A group of concerned sports fishermen united three decades ago over an alarming revelation. While boats were bigger, technology better and tackle trailblazing in its design, they were catching fewer and fewer billfish. One among them, Winthrop ‘Win’ Rockefeller, had the …

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Fisheries Management with Coastal Conservation Association

A pompano is a trophy fish from the Texas Gulf coast. Photo By Jeff Dennis

The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), based out of Texas, is a national membership-based marine conservation group that stresses science-based fisheries management decisions. Going beyond catch and release, CCA strives for long-term coastal ecosystem health. On November 19-21, 2013 the CCA …

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