Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Moore Receives Award for Flounder Conservation

Best-selling fishing book author and conservation activist Chester Moore receieves awards for flounder conservation efforts.

(PRWEB) January 3, 2005 -- Texas Fish & Game magazine Saltwater Editor and best selling fishing book author Chester Moore, was presented an award by Texas State Representative Mike Hamilton (R-Mauriceville) for his flounder conservation work Dec. 15.

The certificate reads “The State of Texas House of Representatives salutes Chester Moore and his Project: Flounder Future in his work to enhance the Texas Flounder Fishery.”

“His lobbying and grass roots efforts to get a flounder stocking program in Texas started benefit all that pursue this wonderful sportfish,” Hamilton said.

According to Moore, receiving the award was flattering and he hopes if anything, it will help raise awareness to problems facing the flounder.

“We’re really close to having a full-blown flounder stocking program in Texas and if the anglers out there show support I believe we can make it happen and make the ‘glory days’ of flounder fishing be tomorrow,” he said.

In related news, Moore recently reached a lifelong goal of his, which is a bachelor’s degree of science in zoology with minors in marine biology and journalism.

“Wildlife, whether it swims in the ocean or runs through the forest, is my passion and since I was a little kid I wanted to be a zoologist so this is very thrilling for me,” he said.

“The main thing now is to concentrate even more on conservation and move toward a proactive future for our coastal fisheries. This degree will only help in that quest,” he added.

Moore is releasing a new book on flounder this spring through Texas Fish and Game publishing and plans to donate part of the proceeds to flounder conservation.

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