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Draft Management Plans for Australia Allows for Recreational Fish...

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July 21st, 2017

Billfishing is Not Prohibited in Australia July 21, 2017 – Today Australia’s government released five Draft Management Plans for the Marine Parks within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, a UNESCO designated World Heritage site. The accompanying announcement included recognition …

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Electronic Monitoring

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July 19th, 2017

The Enormous Possibilities (And Costs) for Electronic Monitoring at Sea As fisheries regulations develop, there is often the need for enforcement of compliance—enforcing gear restrictions, enforcing size limits, enforcing the return of non-target species, and ultimately enforcing the law. Ensuring …

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Did You Know?

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July 11th, 2017

  Welcome to our Did You Know blog! Billfish and related species, like tuna and swordfish, are amazing creatures and set themselves apart from other fish. Every week, The Billfish Foundation would like to share some of the most interesting …

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Tag & Release Competition UPDATE!

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July 6th, 2017

 We may still be highlighting last year’s award winners, but the Tag & Release Competition update as it stands. Don’t forget, these positions will be shifting constantly until the final deadline, October 31, especially now that the kiddos are out …

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The Billfish Foundation Announces 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awar...

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June 20th, 2017

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA – June 20, 2017 – Today, The Billfish Foundation (TBF), the world’s leading sportfishing conservation organization for marlin, sailfish, spearfish and associated highly migratory fish, announces this year’s winners of its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards and …

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What Is the Port State Measures Agreement and Why Does It Matter?

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June 13th, 2017

Seafood is big business. Not only is it an industry that exchanges billions of dollars in trade globally, but the sector also trades an abundance of resources that contribute to food security and livelihoods across the world. When there’s money …

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Bluefin Tuna Harvest Quota Closes For the Year In Gulf of Mexico

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June 6th, 2017

The National Marine Fisheries serviced announced that the recreational bluefin tuna harvest in the Gulf of Mexico has reached its quota and will close June 7, 2017 until the end of the year (December 31, 2017). This sub-quota for the region is …

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Gulf of Mexico Quota Adjusted After Bluefin Tuna Landing 

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May 25th, 2017

The quota for bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico has been updated after a large individual was landed in a fishing tournament last week. Katie Gonsoulin pulled in a 502.4-pound bluefin tuna while fishing on Done Deal at the Orange Beach …

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