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2021 NOAA’s Favorite Catch Photo Contest Winner Is In

NOAA Fisheries and Bonnier Corporation are excited to announce Captain Barbara Evans of Marco Island, Florida, had the winning fan-favorite submission for the 2021 #NOAAsFavoriteCatch photo contest. Captain Evans’ impressive photo of a spectacular bull mahi-mahi vividly captures the moment.

“A great photo to cap another great contest and collaboration with Scott Salyers, Christine Silen, and the team at Bonnier Corp,” commented Russ Dunn, NOAA Fisheries’ National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries. “Congratulations to Captain Evans and thanks to everyone who entered the contest and voted for their favorite photo!”

Building on the success of last year’s contest that highlighted American’s passion for fishing, the 2021 contest featured an exciting new “bracket challenge.” We received more than 1,200 amazing photo submissions from all across the country, which were narrowed down to the top 64 favorites. From there, social media audiences voted for their favorite photos to advance to the next round. The contest was close over the six rounds of competition, with thousands of votes cast each round as the field tightened.

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