BTT’s Bahamas Bonefish Tagging Program is reporting its first recapture. A 19.1-inch bonefish, tagged by guide Buddy and Cindy Pinder in the Southern Marls of Abaco in August 2009, was recaptured on May 14, 2010 by guide Robin Albury. Hundreds of bonefish have been tagged in Abaco so far. More recaptures will build a good picture of movements and habitat use by these important gamefish.
DEP Monitors Gulf Disaster
Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection has a new website designed to continuously update the public with the latest information on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. “The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been designated the lead state agency for responding to potential impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along Florida’s shoreline. The website serve as the primary location for updates and information on response actions and impacts to the state of Florida.”
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.