I just started doing a column for The Online Fisherman, an up and coming recreational fishing website which is primarily focused on Florida. The people there contacted me about doing a regular column and I quickly agreed. While you might not know it by the actions of some, recreational and commercial fishermen have much more in common than not, and among the things they share are impediments put in place because of inadequate science (note that I don’t meant to imply inadequate scientists), overzealous “conservationists,” and far too many people and organizations willing to pit one sector of fishermen against another to further their own self-serving agendas. The purpose of the column is to shed light on some of these impediments, to demonstrate that there are more effective ways of increasing one sector’s harvest than by taking it from another sector.
The first column is Better Science Means More Fish and it’s available at http://www.theonlinefisherman.com/reel-news/item/better-science-means-more-fish.
Thanks for your attention,