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Conservation Corner

By Mike Leech | Posted April 2011 | Add a Comment

Bluefin BluesThe world’s biggest tuna is less than half the fish it used to be.I stood on the dock in Bimini, Bahamas, surrounded by the carcasses of a dozen or more giant bluefin tuna, the result of the day’s weigh-in of the local tuna tournament. A few locals descended on the dock with large knives to cut off steaks for dinner. The

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Conservation Corner

By Mike Leech | Posted March 2010 | Add a Comment

Sorry CharlieWhy is the biggest tuna in the sea on the brink of collapse?Illustration by Scott PollackAtlantic bluefin tuna are arguably the most valuable commodity in the sea. A single fish can sell for thousands of dollars, and sometimes, tens of thousands. For that reason, you would assume stocks

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Best of the Best

By Mike Leech | Posted October 2009 | Add a Comment

How do you decide which ten individuals in the world of offshore fishing are the most influential? We asked 45 high-profile and knowledgeable anglers, captains, outdoor writers, fishing-industry leaders, and conservationists, who offered up more than 100 candidates. We boiled down that list to the ten you see here, which includes a scientist,

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