If we could set aside any consideration of fishing, eating and economics relative to dolphinfish, as difficult and unpleasant as that might seem, we are still left with a fish whose biology and movements are intriguing and enigmatic. For a biologist, determining how this species makes its living in an ecological and evolutionary context unlocks another chapter in the diversity of life and makes dolphinfish research particularly exciting. The one thing we have learned, however, is that progress in this endeavor is not possible without the cooperation of the dedicated fishers that have tagged, recaptured, sampled dolphinfish or otherwise shared their valuable knowledge. Beyond Our Shores will foster our collaborative goal of conserving dolphinfish for the future.

Richard Appeldoorn