Twentieth Edition of ROFFS™ Fishy Times – Interesting Science, Fishing Reports/Tournament Winners & Fish of the Week

ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter 20th Edition: Interesting Science, Fishing Reports/Tournament Winners & Fish of the Week NEWS New Edition of FAO’s “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” released

More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today.  According to the latest edition of FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, global fisheries and aquaculture production totaled 158 million tonnes in 2012 – around 10 million tonnes more than 2010.  The rapid expansion of aquaculture, including the activities of small-scale farmers, is driving this growth in production. Please click HERE to read the full article on our website… NEW Catch Reports Section of ROFFS™ Website Be sure to visit the new section titled “Catch Reports” located under the “Insights” tab on our ROFFS™ website that will feature current catch reports from areas such as Oregon Inlet/North Carolina, South Carolina/Georgia, Jacksonville (FL), the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and the Gulf of Mexico.   We will post weekly in this category so please check back often.  Please click HERE to view last week’s catch reports… ROFFS™ Recent Tournament Results

Congratulations to our recent tournament winners! Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Memorial Day Tournament (AL): 1st Place Blue Marlin & 1st Place Dolphin Captain John Dorland, Travis Dorland & Lucas McDermit (Cotton Patch); 1st Place Catch & Release & 1st Place Top Large Boat Edward Rushing & Andy Heitman (Miss Mickey); 1st Place Top Small Boat & 1st Place Top Club Member Captain Bennett Long & Angelo Depaola (Miss Print); 1st Place Top Male Angler & 2nd Place Catch & Release Captain Jeff Shoults, Roger Dixson & Autry McMillian (Mollie); 2nd Place Blue Marin & 2nd Place Wahoo John Mitchell, Carroll Castille & Marty Broussard (Freak On A Leash); 2nd Place Dolphin Art Favre (A Work of Art); 3rd Place Blue Marlin Johnny Johnson, Captain Myles Colley & Bill Conner (Reel Worthless); 3rd Place Catch & Release Rimmer Covington (Cheeseburger).

Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament (SC): 1st Place Top Lady Angler & 2nd Place Top Boat David Sykes, Captain Dan Woody & Holly McAlhany (Syked Out); 1st Place Largest Dolphin Bubba Simmons & Rivers Simmons (Arica); 1st Place Largest Wahoo Steve Godfrey & Poe Ratterree (Christy II); 1st Place Outstanding Youth Angler Gary Wyatt & Bennett Wyatt (Sportsman). Outboard Shootout (AL): 1st Place Overall, 1st Place Catch & Release & 1st Place Wahoo Daniel Filardi (Double Down). Green Turtle Cay Bahamas Billfish Championship: 2nd Place Overall William Gardner (Boomer); 3rd Place Overall Kenneth Cummins (Hooker).

Please click HERE to view the newly updated 2014 winners list on our website…

Fish of the Week – Atlantic Shortfin Mako Shark

Shortfin mako sharks are fast-moving and streamlined. They propel themselves through the water with short strokes of their thick, powerful tails.  There are two species of mako shark: shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) and longfin mako (I. paucus). Shortfin mako is the more common of the two and is the commercially important species. In fact, U.S. fishermen are prohibited from harvesting longfin mako in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean due to their current depleted population levels. Please click HERE to read more on the Atlantic Shortfin Mako Shark on our website…

Please Continue to Remember to Place Your Orders for Tournament and Recreational Fishing Early in the week ROFFS™ is requesting that you continue to call the office ( or 800-677-7633) as early in the week as possible to place your orders for weekend fishing.  This week we have the Ocean City Shark Tournament and the Cajun Canyons Billfish Tournament coming up and the phones are sure to be busy.  Please don’t get left at the dock! Call, email or go online to place your order today before you forget.  Please click HERE to place you order online today...

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