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Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Thursdays at 12 Noon Pacific

April 04th 2013:Tarpon, Magnificent Silver Kings of Boca Grande and a Conversation on Conservation

Lew Hastings executive director of the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce tells of a most remarkable fish the tarpon. The World's Richest Tarpon Tournament promotes conservation through education. It is all about protecting the tarpon and a sustainable fishery. In this tournament tarpon bite baited hooks, are drawn swiftly to boats where an observer records the catch with fish in the water. Tarpon is quickly released with minimum disturbance of the fish's energy reserves. Tarpon energy demands are so high that they gulp air "rolling" at the surface. This magnificent 2 meter fish is inedible. Henc

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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1570/moirs-environmental-dialogues 24/11/2017 12:00 24/11/2017 01:00 Moir’s Environmental Dialogues https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1570/moirs-environmental-dialogues Lew Hastings executive director of the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce tells of a most remarkable fish the tarpon. The World's Richest Tarpon Tournament promotes conservation through education. It is all about protecting the tarpon and a sustainable fishery. In this tournament tarpon bite baited hooks, are drawn swiftly to boats where an observer records the catch with fish in the water. Tarpon is quickly released with minimum disturbance of the fish's energy reserves. Tarpon energy demands are so high that they gulp air "rolling" at the surface. This magnificent 2 meter fish is inedible. Hence there is no market, no reason to kill these apex predators. Tarpons are challenged to survive on a number of fronts. Lew tells what we can do to help tarpon. Preservation of tarpon is crucial for today and future generations."If the tarpon population collapses, the entire Boca Grande economy will follow." Much of Florida's economy will go as well. Discover and marvel the tarpon of Boca Grande. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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