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Recreational HMS Economic Contributions from Mid-Atlantic to Main...

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January 8th, 2015

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Whether it is billfish, tuna, or sharks, fishing for HMS species means finding blue water far offshore from the dock. Venturing offshore and pursuing big game fish requires larger boats, heavier tackle and presents challenges on the scale of the …

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2014 Tag & Release Winners!

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January 7th, 2015


The tag and release reports are in and the results have finally been tallied. This year was truly a record year for billfish anglers and for TBF’s Tag & Release Program. Below are some of the top anglers and captains …

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Costa/TBF Release Report Challenge

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December 15th, 2014


“Anglers are the ones who can truly make a difference for the future of our billfish species. They’re the ones out there, every day, in all kinds of conditions and climates, catching and releasing fish, watching their patterns, noting their …

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Finalized Amendment 7 Measure for Bluefin Tuna

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December 12th, 2014

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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released the final regulations for the domestic management of western Atlantic bluefin tuna with Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan.  Anglers in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida will applaud …

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ICCAT Highlights – November 2014 Genoa, Italy

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December 11th, 2014


The 19th Special meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) met November 2014 in Genoa, Italy to consider changes in management and conservation measures for Atlantic highly migratory fish. Forty two of the forty nine …

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Gulf & Caribbean Fisheries Institute Holds 67th Annual Conference

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December 10th, 2014


The Billfish Foundation (TBF) regularly seeks out and participates in conferences to learn and discuss regional fisheries issues with scientists, policy makers, and local communities. In early November, TBF attended the 67th Gulf & Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference (GFCI) in …

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