Welcome to The Bonefish Flat

There's a stiff wind in your face as you squint in the sun trying to see what the guide sees. "Bonefish at 12 o'clock about 90 feet, do you see it, mon?" You don't and keep squinting, your hat pulled low to keep the sun out of your eyes. "Bonefish at 11 o'clock 70 feet out. Come on man, do you see it?" As the guide is calmly shifting the skiff into position, this time you spot the fish, "I got, it," you reply.

"OK, Mon, Bonefish 50 feet at 10 o'clock. Cast when you're ready."

Cast when you're ready. And with that you drop your fly, roll out a cast, false cast once, and then...

Welcome to the bonefish flat.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Time for Japan to Go Easy on the Bluefin

This weeks conservation minute is about Bluefin tuna. Bluefin are the most expensive meal in the sea, and they are in danger. The U.S. doesn't always do such a great job on conservation, but kudos for recently agreeing to an international ban on bluefin tuna as their population is in serious decline.

The Japanese consume more bluefin than any other country in the world, and they are refusing to support the ban. This is a problem.

Be sure to read this article from the Washington Post and make your own decision. But every animal in the ocean is part of a larger food chain.

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