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Daily Trip Limit Adjustments for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Ca...

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April 20th, 2016


Courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service April 20, 2016 Today National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces adjustments to the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) daily retention limits that apply to vessels permitted in the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Angling category and the HMS …

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New Competition Category!

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April 19th, 2016

You spoke and we listened. Many of the crews who take part in our competitions told us that they wanted both tagged fish and released fish to count towards their total numbers in each category. Up until now, we counted …

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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Trophy Angling Category South Area Closed

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April 12th, 2016

Bluefin angling regions. South area (closed as of 4/10/16 to 12/31/16) highlighted in green.

Effective as of 11:30 p.m. (EST), April 10, 2016 the Angling category for large medium and giant “trophy” bluefin tuna (73” or greater) in the southern area (see image below) has been closed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) …

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HMS AP & ICCAT updates – March 2016

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April 11th, 2016


The Billfish Foundation regularly represents recreational interests and discusses issues surrounding management of billfish and tuna here in US Atlantic waters. This past month, a number of important topics including regulations for both commercial and recreational fishing, new research findings, …

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Introducing Two New Regional Competitions!

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April 7th, 2016


Due to popular demand of our current regional awards in South Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, TBF is excited to announce the expansion of our regional competitions to include Cape Verde and the Hawaiian  Islands. These two locations are known …

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2016 Tag & Release Competition Update

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April 6th, 2016


Just when it seems that the excitement from last year’s Tag & Release Award Ceremony has begun to wind down, we’ve started ramping up for the 2016 competition. This year we will be debuting a few exciting new things for …

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