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By Colette Boehm
Like many who live in coastal Alabama, Phillip Hinesley has a personal connection to the Gulf of Mexico. Yes, like many, he loves to fish, but his connection goes beyond the excitement of reeling in a catch from Alabama’s Gulf waters.
After living on the Gulf Coast most of his life and sustaining an 18-year career with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), Hinesley has a better appreciation than most for just how connected Alabama’s ecology, economy and culture are to these waters. So, this year, he is joining many throughout the Gulf Coast region to “Embrace the Gulf.”
Hinesley retired last year from ADCNR, but these days, when he’s not enjoying a quiet morning casting a line from his family’s pier near Fort Morgan, Hinesley is still working with organizations such as the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA). It’s a relationship he continues, he said, because he believes in the work.
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