b'foundation news PBCFF Supports Miami Dolphinfish ResearchAid Baitfish ReefFor the past decade the Fishing Clubs foundation has been making annual donations to the Dolphin- A while back it was brought to the clubs attention that fish Research Program to supportthe Range Marker outside Government Cut in Miami was tagging and data collection efforts.being considered for removal because its condition had Over $10,000 has been donated todeteriorated so badly.The marker had served the fish-this game fish research program thating community well through years because of its habitat is now based in Newport, Rhode Island.The WPBFCsqualities that attract baitfish.Anglers from as far away donations have helped us expand the program to provideas West Palm Beach and Jupiter sometimes venture down critical data on dolphinfish and the economies the speciesto Miami to load their wells with sardines, cigar minnows supports, said program coordinator Dr. Wessley Merten.and other popular baitfish.WPBFC members like Capt. The WPBFC gratefullyRay Rosher from Miss Britt Charters, Capt. Bouncer acknowledges the on- Smith and lifetime member Scott Robins are among going support of clubthose who frequent the the productive baitfish stop.A membersBouncervery successful effort coordinated by Miami angler Bruce Smith, Bob Frevert,Marx was initiated to save the marker.The Palm Beach Ryan McMahon andCounty Fishing Foundation donated $1,000 towards the Gary York, who areproject to help ensure this gathering spot for important among some of the pro- baitfish species remains productive.Since that time grams most active dolphin taggers.WPBFC membersdozens of other anglers, charter captains, businesses and who have an interest in tagging dolphin can obtain tagsnon-profits have contributed to this project and the nearby by emailing Dr. Merten at wess@beyondourshores.org.Bug Light Artificial Reef Project.Congrats to all involved Visit www.dolphintagging.com for more information onfor a job well done!the program.PBCFF Helps Bahamian FriendsIn the wake of the deves-tating destruction of last year\'s Hurricane Dorian, three boats from the WPB Fishing Club ran over to GrandBahamaIsland loaded with generators and supplies, provided for by the PBCFF and various generous club members, for our friends at the Sun-rise Resort & Marina in Lucaya.The Club and its members have visited this destination on many occasions.While the resort weathered the storm very well, their staff members were impacted, some losing everything they had."You should have seen the faces of everyone as they went through the goods.The selection was magnificent, certainly items we could not get on the island at this time," said Ta\'Shar Cuccu-rullo,resort manager.Thank you to those who made donations in advance of our trip and to those who helped with the delivery.Huge thanks to club members Mike Simko, Bert Seitz, Richard Keating & Pablo Cavanagh for their willingness to donate their 38 boats to make the trip possible.'