ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 54th Edition – Rob Konrad at Sea, Bluefin Tuna in Tokyo, Tracking Wildlife with Personal Tech & ROFFS™ at New York Boat Show


What do we Know About Rob Konrad’s 16 Hours at Sea? – Dr. Mitch Roffer Quoted

Article courtesy of | By: Diana MoskovitzAlone under the sky, impossibly far from anyone who could help him and miles from shore, the former football player swam nine—or was it 27?—miles to save his life. He pictured his two daughters waiting for him back home, and used the sun and stars to guide himself through shark-infested waters to make it back to shore. This is exactly the kind of feel-good story sports reporters love to write and television producers clamor to package, and former Miami Dolphin Rob Konrad provided it this past week, telling an unbelievable story that started with him falling off a boat and ended in the triumph of the human spirit. But lost in all the commotion is one point worth considering: How do we know any of this happened?

Above: Image courtesy Associated Press.

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Updated Videos on ROFFS™.com – Be Sure to Check Out the “Hot News” Button on the ROFFS™ Homepage

Above: See a NOAA Fisheries biologist, Antonella Preti, perform a gut analysis on a 12 foot shortfin mako shark weighing 1,323 pounds. By analyzing the contents of shark stomachs, we help build a database of who eats who eats who in the ocean, an essential tool in managing fisheries. Video courtesy of NOAA Fisheries | Youtube Channel & Facebook
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Above: Carey Chen on “Just Do It” fishing the Sailfish 400 Tournament – Miami, FL Video Courtesy of Carey Chen Art | Facebook
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Above:  AFTCO presents SURFACE TENSION a web video series by Jason Arnold Collection. Part. 1: Biscayne Bonefish highlights the unique fishery just outside the metropolitan high rise buildings of downtown Miami – Biscayne Bay. AFTCO Pro Captain Alonzo Sotillo breaks down the obsession of the hunt for Bonefish. Video courtesy of AFTCO | Facebook
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Bluefin Tuna Sold for $37,500 in Tokyo, Japan
Article courtesy of | By: Jun Hongo

A sushi restaurant chain owner paid ¥4.51 million ($37,500) for a 180 kilogram Bluefin tuna at the first auction of the year in Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market.

Kiyoshi Kimura, president of Kiyomura Co., has won the year’s first bid for four consecutive years since 2012. He told reporters Monday after his purchase that it was cheaper than he had expected thanks to a successful haul of tuna near the Tsugaru strait this year.

While $37,500 may seem too much to pay for a fish, it is a bargain compared to what Mr. Kimura had to spend in 2013.

Above: The president of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai displays a 180kg bluefin tuna at his main restaurant near Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market. The bluefin tuna was traded at 4.5 million yen ($37,500) at the wholesale market on the first trading day of the new year. Image courtesy of Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.

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5 Ways Regular People Are Tracking Wildlife With Personal Tech
Article courtesy of | Karen de Seve

Whale sharks are generally thought of as denizens of the tropical waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. But in July 2014, a person in New Jersey saw a whale shark and reported it to Wildbook for Whale Sharks, which collects reports, pictures, and video of animals that people encounter on their travels.

This surprised Jason Holmberg, information architect for Wild Me, the platform behind Wildbook for Whale Sharks.

“We had no idea [whale sharks] went that far north, [and] there were no pictures to confirm it.” Then Holmberg found a corroborating video of the same big fish off Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on YouTube.

That’s just one example of how enlisting input from a network of volunteer citizen scientists expands the reach of a project, sometimes beyond what scientists can imagine.

Above: Divers follow a whale shark in the Gulf of Mexico. Photograph by Pablo Cersosimo, Robert Harding / Corbis.

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ROFFS™ Exhibiting at New York National Boat Show

This week, ROFFS™ will be exhibiting at the New York National Boat Show. (Jan. 21 – 25). This is a totally revamped and reorganized show. ROFFS™ will exhibiting, providing demonstrations on how we find fish, showing how subtle changes in the ocean conditions result in changes in catch success,  and just talking fishing.  New booth #956. Greg will be opening the show (Wednesday and Thursday) and Mitch will be in the booth Friday and Saturday. Gift certificates for free analyses will be available at the booth.

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