The support from our proud contributors is vital to our success.

The success of the program is made possible by the participation of the hard working fishing professionals, our Official Research Centers, and the generous contributions from our sponsors and donors.

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For Costa, conservation is all about sustainable fishing. Many fisheries that should be vibrant and healthy are all but devoid of native fish because they have fallen victim to poor fishing practices, unregulated development, lack of watershed protection or all of the above. Costa works with partners around the world to help increase awareness and influence policy so that both the fish and fishermen of tomorrow will have healthy waters to enjoy. Costa encourages others to help in any way they can.

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Proud Contributor of all applicators (Tag Sticks) for Gray FishTag Research. The Costa Rican Fishing Federation (FECOP) is a union that through scientific investigation and technique, promotes sport fishing in Costa Rica. FECOP is formed by organizations willing to protect, develop and promote the sustainable use of the marine fishing resources in the country, especially bill-fish and other pelagic species of interest.

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In 1966, Mr. Ishii, a Chemical Engineer employed in the researcher division of Kureha, Japan, and Mr. Yoshida, and avid angler working in the Patent Department of Kureha, Japan, noticed that the attributes of Fluorocarbon were ideally suited to fishing line. The men saw that Fluorocarbon is less absorbant than nylon monofilament, impervious to UV rays, high-density and nearly invisible underwater. They knew early on…Fluorocarbon would revolutionize fishing line! 

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The American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) was established in 1958 by big game tackle pioneer J.C. Axelson. Within the confines of his Newport Beach, California basement, J.C. Axelson engineered and manufactured the finest roller guides. The creation of the AFTCO Roller Guide advanced big game fishing to new heights and became the standard seen on top offshore boats worldwide.

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A special thank you to Jeff Aderman and AA Video, LLC & Unlimited Video Services, Inc. , The Official Videographer of Gray FishTag Research.

We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality standards and always strive to exceed our customer’s expectations.
From simple editing to the most complex compositing of images, AA Video offers full service with an award winning, energized, creative, team.

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We also like to thank Joe Herdering and Shadow Graphics for providing marketing materials, printing services and vehicle graphics. Shadow Graphics is specializing in design & application for your marine & personal needs. The BEST Fishing teams in the world, some of the fastest cars in the states & the best looking commercial vehicles have all been benefiting from the work of Shadow Graphics.

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Mr. Richard Ross Tanner and CR Primo has been an avid supporter of GFR since its inception. Located in Ocean Plaza Herradura, Costa Rica on the road entering the “Los Suenos Marina”.

Full Service Tackle, fishing apparel and morning meet up place.  CR Primo is the local expert and must see before hitting the water.

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Squidnation has now become a household name in the fishing industry. Squidnation has continually been on the forefront of the offshore fishing industry.

The company is continually experimenting with new ideas and products to improve catches worldwide. Put a Squidnation Dredge, Spreader Bar or Teaser Chain in your spread today and notice the difference.

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Manufacturer of quality wire, leader and rigging products since 1976. Proudly made in USA.Line and leader are the critical link between you and the fish.

For over 28 years we’ve been providing serious freshwater and saltwater anglers like you with the finest quality line, leader, and rigging products. Our AFW range is the largest selection of wire line and leader products in the industry. We still produce all of our own wire, strand, and cable at our factory in the United States.

Our quality exceeds our competition and our products are proven to withstand the powerful, unsympathetic bite of toothy fish like Barracuda, Bluefish, King Mackerel, Pike, Shark, and Wahoo. Whether you’re in a stream or on a boat, our range of wires are tailored to suit your specific needs – from the stealthy 6 lb. test of knottable Surflon Micro Ultra, to the whopping 900 lb. test of the mighty 49 Strand cable.

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Everybody is familiar with GPS as used in cars and airline displays. Not everybody is aware that Navionics is the one that pioneered it all: simply stated, Navionics changed the way people navigate by bringing to market the world’s first electronic chart device in 1984, called the Geonav.

Until then, several others had belabored on the concept, but nobody was able to turn the idea into a viable product, that truly worked and could be bought off a shelf. It is no surprise that some compared the revolution brought by Navionics to the revolution brought by the magnetic compass.

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We started humbly but with a grand plan in 2008: To create the finest fishing apparel this world has ever worn, end of story.

Launched in 2008 with a focus on elite anglers competing in top-tier tournament circuits, SCALES was born from a passion for the sea and the endless pursuit of adventure. Similar to the morphology of fish scales adapted through years of evolution in providing protection and hydrodynamic advantage, SCALES has since drifted into Every Degree of Water.

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Whether you’re an avid angler, a weekend fishing enthusiast, or just have an interest in fishing, we’re just like you and it’s our goal to provide you with the best fishing information available anywhere. Welcome to The Fisherman Magazine, the ultimate fishing authority in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for inshore, offshore, surf, freshwater and fly fishing.

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We would like to take the opportunity to introduce our greatest products Dolphin Whisenhunt® Electric motor drives for Penn® International, Penn® Senator and Shimano Tiagra A fishing reels with manual override.

Dolphin Electreel has been researching and developing our unique motorized fishing reels for 24 years. Production is an obvious compliment to our parent company’s 28-year involvement in tooling and manufacturing. We are successfully producing the Dolphin Whisenhunt® model to a high quality standard.

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