Perhaps you've already seen this...but in case you haven't...
There is a new women's IGFA world record pending for 80-pound line class. The fish weighed 242 pounds, 8 ounces. It was caught at the entrance hole to Sherbro Island where the Shebro and Kittman rivers enter the Atlantic...the place is known to be a kind of Boca Grande on steroids with more IGFA records there than anywhere else in the world.
The locals in the area live at subsistence level which includes a diet of Tarpon. A conservation effort has been started to help the locals to make money from preserving Tarpon rather than eating them...called www.conservationforce.org
I have no personal knowledge of this organization or its integrity...but it may be something worthwhile to consider. It takes so long to grow Tarpon to those sizes....and if the people there could be made to realize they can make more money from conserving the resourse rather than consuming it, we might all benefit.