Catch and release

OUR IMPACT – Runner-up

This image of a deteriorating Blue Marlin illustrates the impact that the practice of tag and release in sport fishing has on such a majestic fish. Thrashing around on a line for hours damaging and ripping the skin is not humane, let alone a worthy end to this noble creature.

Tonga, South Pacific islands

Canon EOS 5D MkII, 17–40mm USM, 1/100, f7.1, ISO 200

by Scott Portelli, New South Wales