Aitutaki and the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust

Ah… I love it when favorite things come together.  In this case the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is heading out to Aitutaki to get all learned up on the Cook Island Bones.  Cool.

Aitutaki sounds like a really interesting place and while I have yet to travel there myself, I’ve long enjoyed hearing from Butch Leone as he tries to get the locals on the conservation wagon.  Things are moving forward there, or at least is a generally positive direction.

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, of course, is pretty much awesome and if you love bones (or permit or tarpon) this is an organization that should be getting some of your hard-earned (or fairly stolen) money.

Here’s a link to the story.

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  1. Alan was shere a couple of weeks ago and we had some great talks about our fishery here on Aitutaki. It is certainly nice to see interest and progress being made in this program. I sent 5 fin clippings back with him for DNA testing and willbe collecting more in the coming month. I am also continuing with my tagging program.

  2. Which newspaper did the article come from?

  3. Aitutaki must be the closest place to heaven on earth great people great water great BIG bones thank God Butch is there to look after them (as hard as they try to stop him ) went there last year and got 8 bones whole trip cost me $10,000 Aus (with my wife and daughter )would not have gone there if the bones were’nt there maybe some one there has done there sums

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