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TBF Mobile Application Goes Live!

news |
September 13th, 2016


TBF launches free mobile application to easily report and search tag and release data.   Over the past 26 years, the sportfishing community has provided The Billfish Foundation (TBF) with over 220,000 tag and release records, making it the largest private billfish database worldwide. The data received …

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Updated 2016 Gulf of Mexico Marlin Tagging Competition Standings

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September 12th, 2016


Tournament season is coming to a close which means opportunities to get out there are getting fewer and the competition is stiff. Here are the current standings for the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Marlin Tagging competition.  All fishing must be completed …

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Updated Standings for 2016 Annual Tag & Release Competition

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September 12th, 2016


Fall is almost here, and that means the competition year is winding down. Here are the current standings for the 2016 International Tag & Release competition. Those of you in first place, don’t rest too easy, there’s still 2 months …

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Gulf of Mexico Blue Marlin Satellite Tagging Expedition

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August 5th, 2016

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TBF’s Gulf of Mexico Blue Marlin Satellite Tagging Expedition, staged out of Port Eads, which is 84.5 miles south of New Orleans, 24 miles south of the southernmost road in the state and only 5 miles from the 100 fathom …

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TBF’s Junior Angler Program

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July 25th, 2016


Do you remember where, when, and what you used to catch the first fish that got you “hooked” on fishing? Who were you with and how did that singular experience get you more involved with fishing and conservation? 2016 is …

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Billfish Conservation Act Back on Capitol Hill

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July 7th, 2016

neatly packaged fresh fillet steaks of Pacific blue marlin meat for sale at supermarket in Kailua Kona, Big Island of Hawaii, Makaira nigricans, imported from F.S.M. - Federated States of Micronesia

The Billfish Conservation Act, which was signed into law in October 2012 with the intent of prohibiting the sale of billfish or billfish products, has not yet been implemented by any regulatory agency in the U.S.  The sale of Atlantic …

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