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The unique oceanographic conditions of the eastern tropical Pacific make the area one of the best spots in the world for big game anglers to hook billfish. But intense pressures from commercial fishing operations have taken their toll on the numbers of sailfish and marlin in the region. Researchers are studying the animals to provide the data necessary to protect populations from further decline.
Major funding for this program was provided by the Batchelor Foundation, encouraging people to preserve and protect America’s underwater resources. Additional funding was provided by Diver’s Direct/Emocean Club, inspiring the pursuit of tropical adventures and scuba diving; and by the Do Unto Others Trust.
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