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Boating Writers International recognized marine and fishing journalists, photographers and videographers across 15 categories in its annual Writing Awards program during the Miami International Boat Show earlier this month.

“I’m really gratified that so many of our peers found these stories worthy of note,” AJ editor-in-chief Bill Sisson said. “We’re fortunate to have a strong team of writers and photographers who can make the fishing life really come alive across a wide range of categories. We cover fishing, obviously, and so much more, including the people, the places, the environment.”

The winners:

• Bill Sisson took first place in the Boating Columns category for “Between Fish.”

• Contributing photographer Jay Fleming placed third in the Boating Photography category for “Dispatches from Cuba.”

• Contributing writer Zach Harvey placed first in the Fishing category for “Grace of the Food Chain,” his story about black sea bass.

• AJ managing editor Gary Reich grabbed second place in the Fishing category for “Rooted,” about Meredith McCord, who holds more than 160 IGFA world records.

• Reich picked up a first-place award in the Boating Profiles category for “Perfect Patterns,” about fly-tying legend Bob Popovics.

• Contributing writer Henry Hughes placed second in Boating Profiles with “Against the Grain,” about angler/artist Paul Gentry.

Power & Motoryacht executive editor Bill Pike took third in Boating Profiles for “The Bait Lady,” about local legend Bonnie Van Allen. (PMY is a sister magazine to Anglers Journal.)

• Contributing writer John Page Williams picked up a certificate of merit in the Boating Profiles category for “Hardwired.”

• Contributing writer Callan Wink won the top award in the Environmental Awareness and Education category for “Fish Pimping,” in which he reflects on the contradictions of guiding for a living.

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