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Bonefish: The $75,000 Fish

November 12, 2011 By: Benjamin Clary

Money talks.  By placing a value on various resources, advocates for conservation hope to bring attention to the economics of preserving various resources.  For example, Dr. Jerry Ault, a University of Miami marine biologist who specializes in bonefish, believes the bonefishing industry in Florida is worth $1 billion or $75,000 for each bonefish caught, writes Bob Keefe.