The 2008 Top Conservationist Boat of the Year goes to the boat reporting the most billfish releases in a year (and returning the official SCDNR billfish release cards) and the winner is...... Aggressor out of Shem Creek. Owner Richard Coen accepted the award at the Georgetown Governor's Cup Tournament on 5/29/09, and the coveted prize - a $500 gift certificate from Sportsman's Warehouse. Billfish anglers reporting releases in S.C. waters are eligible for the 2009 award, and requests for billfish cards or questions can be directed to Amy Dukes - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo By SCDNR: Owner Richard Coen, mate John Crislip, Governor's Cup Director Wally Jenkins, and Captain Will Thornhill are in the transom. Aggressor had some luck this day at Georgetown and released a white marlin, and are no doubt gunning for the 2009 award.