The Watery Rave Delivers Conservation News in Easy to Read Format

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Costa reintroduced The Watery Rave to the blogosphere this week, turning the website into an action-focused central hub of sport fishing conservation news and articles. Each month, Costa partners including, OCEARCH, The Billfish Foundation (TBF), Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), International Game Fish Association (IGFA), Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), Trout Unlimited (TU) and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) will post blog updates on issues affecting their fisheries, motivating readers to play a more active role in protecting the world’s waters.

The Watery Rave will serve as a non-biased aggregator of articles from each of the participating partners, providing an incredible wealth of information to anglers, conservationists, scientists and more. Articles will highlight conservation work being done to protect fisheries around the world, from oyster bed restoration efforts happening in the Gulf of Mexico, to shark tagging reports from the deep ocean, to permit study research updates from Belize.

“Fisheries all over the planet need our help from pollution, overfishing and more. All of the groups contributing to the site are committed to sustainable sport fishing practices, and want to encourage anglers to become more involved to protect the fish we love,” said Al Perkinson, vice president of marketing for Costa. “We created The Watery Rave as a central place where people can come educate themselves about the challenges facing our waters right now, and give them specific things they can do to help make a difference.”

FTR delved into the rave to see what the fun was about, and we have to admit—it’s hard to ignore a website that slaps a photo like this on the homepage.


Yes, that’s a massive great white shark being monitored by the OCEARCH team just off the coast of New England. Watery Rave now serves as the go-to place for information on that project. But with input from the billfish to salmon, trout and tarpon organizations, the new site’s homepage is already loaded with easy-to-browse stories to read. We have to say, we’re already big fans.

To follow along with The Watery Rave, visit