Monday, May 27, 2013

The New PTTS is The Same Old PTTS - May 19th 2013 Protest

The new PTTS is the same old PTTS - May 19th 2013 protest from Save the Tarpon on Vimeo.

Here We Go Again!

It took a total of 29 minutes for this tarpon to be measured and released. And this is a calm day in Boca Grande Pass. Please read:

On May 19, 2013, the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS) held its season opening event in Boca Grande Pass. The PTTS, a made-for-TV tarpon tournament, is filmed over five weeks in a pre-spawn aggregate area, during the peak time of pre-spawn activity for North America’s only mass migration of spawning tarpon. Save the Tarpon was there to protest the event as well as document the new 'conservation-minded' handling techniques the PTTS adopted after our push to eliminate the "gaff, drag and weigh" segment of their TV reality show. (In 2012, DNA samples taken from several dead tarpon were linked back to fish caught in the tournament.)

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