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Early in 2012 he was selected for induction into the IGFA’s World Fishing Hall of Fame, a result of his career tagging nearly 60,000 documented game fish for science, thanks to help from clients & friends. Of these 43,000 were striped bass for the American Littoral Society (ALS), the remainder for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which included bluefin tuna, various billfish and shark species.
Back in 2011 SPORTFISHING magazine commenced their annual Making A Difference (MAD) Campaign, to identify fifty individuals nationwide who made significant contributions to sport fishing. Capt. Al Anderson was announced as one of their five winners.
He is a well known New England charter skipper, author, lecturer and conservationist, long recognized for his ethic of marking game fish for science. (www.ProwlerChartersRI.com).