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Coastal Advocacy Adventures Podcast
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 40: Dagger Island featuring Paul Silva
Dagger Island is an island in Nueces County, Texas and part of Aransas Pass, Texas. At one point in time, Dagger Island was a nearly continuous, solid island separating Corpus Christi Bay and Redfish Bay. Erosion, primarily from increased ship traffic to the Port of Corpus Christi, has decreased the size of the island and broken it into a chain of smaller islands. This decline altered the function and values provided to the Redfish Bay system, including protection of large stands of seagrasses, which are important for water quality in the bay. Shane and John Blaha talk to Paul Silva of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the lead biologist for the Dagger Island and Ransom Island Restoration Project. For more information - go to https://ccatexas.org/cca-texas-supports-dagger-island-restoration-project-250000-gift-supports-ducks-unlimiteds-gulf-coast-initiative/
68 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 39: Flatsworthy
Shane, David Sikes, Dr. David McKee and Captain Chuck Naiser discuss Flatsworthy - Diverse Anglers, Mutual Respect. FlatsWorthy, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, is a coalition of diverse anglers practicing mutual respect while sharing the same resource. They accomplish their mission through public awareness and education, participation in habitat restoration, and involvement with state and federal agencies in resource protection. Flatsworthy is a movement, a worthy cause and is leading change by example.
46 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 38: Patrick D. Murray
Patrick D. "Pat" Murray, President of Coastal Conservation Association, sits down with Shane to discuss conservation, angler science, and the "art of fishing". Pat has served in a variety of positions within the organization in his 20-year tenure, including leadership roles in state and national operations, state and federal advocacy, development fundraising and grassroots membership cultivation. Prior to joining CCA, he owned and operated a light-tackle fishing guide service along the upper Texas coast. Throughout his career, Pat has won numerous awards for his magazine writing and is the author of Texas Fish and Game Publishing’s best-selling book “Pat Murray’s No-Nonsense Guide to Coastal Fishing.” Check out his website www.patrickdmurray.net to see some remarkable photography, publications, and much much more free content.
45 minutes | a year ago
Episode 37: Decline Of The Southern Flounder
Listen in to the 3rd annual flounder discussion with Kevin Burns and Wayne Pedigo. Shane and the guys talk about the continued decline of southern flounder stocks and some potential options to help recover the fishery to historical numbers. Disclaimer - at the time of recording this podcast none of the thoughts shared are official proposals for management changes.
60 minutes | a year ago
Episode 36: Friends Of RGV Reef
Shane sits down with Gary Glick from Friends of RGV Reef. RGV reef is a 1650-acre artificial reef 12 miles from South Padre Island. Have a listen to this episode and then go on over to http://www.rgvreef.com/ and like their Facebook Page - Friends of RGV Reef.
59 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 35: Oyster Mariculture
Shane discusses Oyster Mariculture in Texas with Dr. Joe Fox and Brad Lomax. Dr. Fox is Chair for Marine Resource Development at Harte Research Institute and Brad is the president and founder of Water Street Restaurants. Both of these dudes are passionate about oysters and are working with numerous partners (including CCA) to bring a new industry to the Texas Coast. Have a listen to learn more.
73 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 34: Legendary James Fox
Shane and John share an afternoon with James Fox and his wife, Laura, to discuss guiding on the mid-Texas coast. This legend and pony-tail rocking icon of the Texas Coast has plenty to share about the redfish wars, conservation issues, guide life, and surviving Vibrio.
60 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 33: The Speckled Truth
Shane Bonnot and John Blaha talk with Chris Bush, the mastermind behind The Speckled Truth (http://www.thespeckledtruth.com/). The Speckled Truth is your one stop shop for tips, tactics, insights, and conservation-minded content for catching (and releasing) big trout. Subjects discussed: Trout conservation, collecting catch data on large trout, lunar phases, finding fishing spots, arty vs live bait mentality, and trout behavior.
46 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 32: Perspectives on Flounder Stocks
Wayne Pedigo, Captain Mark, Captain Reagan, Kevin Burns and Shane share their thoughts on flounder stocks in Texas and ruminate on various other fishing related topics.
55 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 31: TAMU - ARTF
Dr. Todd Sink, Dr. Delbert Gatlin and Brian Ray discuss aquaculture research and its relevance to marine fisheries conservation. If you'd like to learn more about their work or stop by for a visit, check them out at https://wfsc.tamu.edu/facilities/aquacultural-research-and-teaching-facility/
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 30: Yeti Fishing with Evan Russell
Yeti's own Evan Russell discusses his role as fishing marketing manager for Yeti and shares his thoughts on various topics relevant to the fishing industry.
64 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 29: The Modern Fish Act
Jeff Angers, President of the Center for Sportfishing Policy, discusses the Modern Fish Act and its importance to federal fisheries management.
62 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 28: CCA Texas STAR Tournament
Shane sits down with the CCA Texas STAR staff to discuss the 2018 State of Texas Anglers Rodeo. Bill and Dylan share some stories from previous years and explain the new guide's division for 2018. https://www.startournament.org/
56 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 27: Slow Ride Guide Services with Dean Thomas and Carrie Scruggs
Dean Thomas and Carrie Scruggs join us on this episode to talk about guiding on the flats of the Coastal Bend, Hurricane Harvey, dangers of kayak fishing and much more.
81 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 26: Half Moon Reef
Mark Dumesnil, Dr. Jennifer Pollack, Bill Balboa, Dave Buzan and Captain Bink Grimes sit down to talk about Half Moon Reef, 54-acres of restored oyster habitat in Matagorda Bay. In 2013, the Nature Conservancy partnered with the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas General Land Office, Texas A&M University, and private foundations on a multi-year project to restore Half Moon Reef. Today, it stands as one of the largest oyster restoration projects in the country.
48 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 25: Building Conservation Trust and Bay Flats Lodge: Building the Future for Marine Habitat
Coastal Conservation Association's National Habitat Program, Building Conservation Trust (BCT), was created to provide vital funding for grassroots driven habitat projects. BCT strives to be the largest marine habitat restoration, enhancement and creation entity in the United States. BCT and CCA Texas have a strong partnership that has resulted in several successful marine habitat project throughout the years. That relationship is now expanding through a partnership with Bay Flats Lodge (BFL). Together, these three groups strive to enhance marine life from Matagorda Bay to Rockport. We are excited to have both BCT and BFL on this episode to speak about their operations and announce this exciting cooperative with CCA Texas, BCT and BFL. Guest on this episode include Sean Stone - Executive Director of BCT, Chris Martin - Owner of BFL, TJ Christensen - BFL Operations Manager, Randy Brown - BFL Assistant Manager, Kevin Matula - BFL fishing guide and John Blaha - CCA Texas Habitat Director.
51 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 24: So You want to be a fishing guide...
In this episode we sit down with Harold Dworaczyk, Jason Wagenfehr and Setven Boldt to talk about what it takes to be a guide at Bay Flats Lodge in Sea Drift Texas. These fishing dudes share a ton of great info and give us a glimpse of their life as coastal guide.
83 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 23: Tarpon Tales with Scott Alford and Bryan Treadway
So much to discuss...so little time. We naively went into this episode thinking we could cover several items but quickly realized that we'd barely have time to scratch the surface on a single topic. Scott Alford and Bryan Treadway (a.k.a "fish control my brain")are two very knowledgeable recreational anglers and have a passion for conservation and research. It appears that podcasts with these guys is going to be it's own mini-series as we begin to talk about life history, fishing and fisheries science of the enigmatic silver king.
27 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 22: Status Of The Fishery With Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher gives us a brief overview of our coastal fisheries, Hurricane Harvey and the winter of 2018. Lots of excellent information is shared in this quick episode!
95 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 21: Cedar Bayou
Cedar Bayou is a natural pass connecting Mesquite Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Throughout recorded history is has been opened and closed by both natural and man-made influences. It was last re-opened in 2014 and has been the topic of much discussion since. Aaron Horine, Quentin Hall, Captain Jay Watkins, John Blaha, and Shane sit down to talk about this historic and celebrated pass from an engineering, science, biology, and fishing contexts.
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