新澳门六合彩开奖直播 Announces Changes to Bass Records Following Newly Published Findings

Record keeping authority announces adjustments to bass records based on latest science

June 13, 2024

As global leaders in the promotion game fish research and ethical, responsible angling practices, the International Game Fish Association (新澳门六合彩开奖直播) is pleased to announce significant updates to bass record categories based on the latest scientific findings. These changes, rooted in comprehensive research and conservation efforts, underscore the 新澳门六合彩开奖直播鈥檚 commitment to maintaining accurate and current records for game fish species, ensuring a thriving future for the sport.

In February 2024, 新澳门六合彩开奖直播 staff and biologist Dr. Andrew Taylor of the University of North Georgia co-authored a scientific article in the American Fisheries Society journal Fisheries, titled 鈥溾 This groundbreaking study reviewed the current science related to black bass genetics to update 新澳门六合彩开奖直播 record keeping for this important species group.

The research highlighted several key findings, particularly concerning the spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus) and its close relative, the Alabama bass (Micropterus henshalli). The study confirmed that many records previously attributed to spotted bass were, in fact, Alabama bass. Consequently, the 新澳门六合彩开奖直播 has corrected these records to reflect accurate species identification.

Additionally, the study revealed the distinct identities of the Florida bass (Micropterus salmoides) and the largemouth bass (Micropterus nigricans), species that were often indistinguishable without genetic testing. Given this, the 新澳门六合彩开奖直播 has made the following adjustments to record categories:

Florida/Largemouth Bass
Effective immediately, Florida bass (Micropterus salmoides) are eligible for line class, tippet class, junior, and length records under the category: 鈥渂ass, largemouth (Micropterus nigricans/salmoides)鈥. Genetic testing will not be required for submissions in this category. While the standing All-Tackle Record for largemouth bass (Micropterus nigricans) will remain unchanged, any new All-Tackle record submissions for these species will require genetic verification. Because the genetic testing process varies by region, anglers interested in submitting a potential world record should contact their corresponding local agency for additional information.

Alabama Bass

The 新澳门六合彩开奖直播 is also announcing the introduction of Alabama bass (Micropterus henshalli) as a new species eligible for line class, tippet class, junior, and length record categories, effective immediately. This change introduces 35 new record opportunities, including seven new line class and tippet class records for both men and women. With a wide geographic distribution, this popular species will generate exciting new record opportunities within the recreational angling community.

鈥淭hese updates are a testament to the 新澳门六合彩开奖直播鈥檚 ongoing dedication to science and conservation,鈥 said 新澳门六合彩开奖直播 President, Jason Schratwieser. 鈥淏y ensuring 新澳门六合彩开奖直播 World Records reflect the most accurate scientific data available, we not only honor the integrity of our sport but also promote the conservation of these diverse species and the habitats they call home.鈥

 



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