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Scientists want end to traditional trophy fishing of threatened species

In a newly released study, scientific researchers say the IGFA should stop awarding weight-based world records for fish species threatened with extinction.

GrouperIn a newly released study, scientific researchers say the IGFA should stop awarding weight-based world records for fish species threatened with extinction.

The researchers found that 85 of the 1200 species the IGFA keeps records for are listed as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.

The proposed change would affect just 7% of the species on IGFA’s list and have only a small impact on anglers, according to the researchers.

Check out Scientists want end to traditional trophy fishing of threatened species from Science Magazine.

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