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This packet of artificial baits and rigging gear, which is available for purchase at many tackle stores, is representative of artificial breakaway gears observed during the tarpon catch-and-release mortality study in Boca Grande Pass from 2002 to 2004.


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FWC Facts:
Saxitoxin, the compound that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning, was used in suicide pills for U.S. U-2 spy plane pilots in the Cold War in case of crash and potential capture.

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