“Rec-Tech” Fishing Techniques Emerge at “CHOW”
Scientists and the marine conservation community get a close look at refined recreational fishing techniques, “Rec-Tech”, at the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation’s Capitol Hill Oceans Week (CHOW). Washington, D.C. – “Capitol Hill Ocean Week” (CHOW) offered the perfect venue for The Sportfishing Conservancy to unveil a groundbreaking new initiative that partners science and conservation with a goal of enhancing not only the numbers of wild fish, but specifically managing for bigger fish. CHOW is a special event in Washington DC, hosted by the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation, that provides scientists and the conservation community a chance to get together with fishermen and others, then share their work with those who can help put it in play.
“Ask most recreational fishermen about their impact on the environment and they quickly point out that they consider themselves conservationists and with their light touch, have little or no adverse impact on marine resources. However, if you ask a marine biologist the same question the response is about the cumulative affect of such a huge numbers of fish