Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Florida's Most Valuable Saltwater Fish.

According to this article in Sport Fishing Magazine the Bonefish is Florida's most valuable salt water quarry bringing over one billion dollars into the the state's coffers. It's larger pal the tarpon does its part as well towards the 5.5 billion dollar total that comes into the state each year from sport anglers. They plan on taking good care of the resource:
The Bonefish and Tarpon Research Center will help focus scientific efforts in critical areas of applied research to support management decision making for the sustainability of these magnificent sportfish" said Dr. Jerry Ault, a Rosenstiel School professor of marine biology and fisheries and book editor of Biology and Management of the World Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries. Ault will direct the new research center in collaboration with the various partners.

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