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Monday, 02 May 2011 13:31

All Gulf Waters Reopened

Finally some much needed good news for Anglers and Kayak Fisherman along the Gulf Coast.  According to the Alabama Department of Conservation, today all the waters previously closed by Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been reopened to fishing.  Below is the Press Release.

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Saturday, 28 August 2010 02:00

IFA Relocate Aug 28-29 Event

Two months after the ongoing oil leakage from an offshore drilling rig owned by BP forced the cancellation of one event, the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's and the IFA Kayak Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing announce a second modification to the Louisiana Division schedule. Slated for August 28-29, the final regular-season event for the Louisiana Division has been moved to Delacroix, La., amid concerns regarding host-site availability, lodging and other logistical necessities.
Published in Tournaments
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:39

Great White Shark Attack

On Monday, August 2, shortly after 7:00AM, I launched my sea kayak from Gaviota State Beach in Southern California to cross to three oil rigs, Heritage, Harmony, and Hondo. I was crossing to all 23 oil rigs in Southern California to raise awareness of them after the oil rig disaster in Louisiana. The three oil rigs offshore from Gaviota State Beach were my last ones. 

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Friday, 18 June 2010 02:00

Gulf Oil Cancels IFA Kayak Tourney

The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) regretfully announces that the ongoing oil leakage from a BP-owned offshore drilling rig has forced the cancellation of the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's and the IFA Kayak Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing at Empire, Louisiana, scheduled for June 19-20.
Published in Tournaments
Saturday, 05 June 2010 02:00

Memorial Day Weekend a "Bust"

Between the ongoing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and the vast areas of state and federal waters now closed to fishing, without immediate financial assistance, many of the region's recreational fishing-dependent businesses may not be in business by the 4th of July.

A post-Memorial Day survey of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida recreational fishing-dependent business owners, conducted by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), found that over 85 percent of the owners surveyed won't survive the oil leak's fallout without immediate financial assistance. Compared to Memorial Day 2009, overall sales were down an average of 47 percent. In Louisiana, which has borne the brunt of the oil leak's impact, sales were down an average of 55 percent with some businesses reporting sales as much as 90 percent off from last year's Memorial Day weekend. In Florida, sales were down an average of 35 percent, even though the oil leak is still making its way to shore. The majority of the survey respondents are located within five to 25 miles of the coast.
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Saturday, 29 May 2010 02:00

Largest Oil Spill In US history

Now that the Deepwater Horizon is being described as the largest spill in United States history, the sense of immediacy is back in the communities around the Gulf of Mexico. Out in the leak area, however, the immediacy has not faded, despite a sixteen hour break in the "top-kill" efforts to stop a leak now estimated at 12,000 to 19,000 barrels of oil daily.
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