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TBF Calls For Collective Management of FAD Fisheries

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October 17th, 2017

Humans have known for centuries that fish are attracted to floating objects. Fishermen have taken advantage of this behavior by fishing around palm fronds, seaweed patches, and any debris that may be found in the open ocean. Theories for the …

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Florida’s Saltwater Industry Back In Business After Irma

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October 6th, 2017

Following the wrath of Hurricane Irma came the destruction: downed trees, debris thrown across roadways, docks uplifted from their posts, boats sunken or tossed on land, and in some cases complete flattening of structures. The entire state of Florida felt …

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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Fishery Open 4 Days Before Another ...

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October 5th, 2017

The Atlantic bluefin tuna General category fishery for large-medium and giant bluefin tuna closes Thursday October 5, 2017 for roughly two months. This comes just four days after the October 1 reopening of a previous closure instituted on September 17. …

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Tunas & Floating Objects Dominate Conversation At ICCAT

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October 2nd, 2017

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (and other highly migratory species, HMS) convened mid-September in Madrid, Spain specifically to discuss management of tropical tunas followed by the topic of fish aggregation devices (FADs). The first gathering regarding …

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NOVA Halts Longline Research

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September 27th, 2017

TBF thanks its constituents for their continued support in keeping this issue at the forefront. Join the TBF community today to be part of our efforts on matters like this. RELATED: NMFS Announces Approval of Longline Research in Florida’s East Coast …

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Celebrating the Miami Seaquarium’s Birthday With A Beach Cleanup

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September 26th, 2017

The Billfish Foundation strives to support its local south Florida community and partners with like-minded organizations to expand our work. In keeping with this practice, TBF helped the Miami Seaquarium celebrate its 62nd birthday this past Sunday, September 24. To …

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Recommendations For Atlantic Swordfish Vary By Stock

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September 19th, 2017

Highly migratory species, including tunas and billfish, travel the world’s oceans and traverse national boundaries. Regional fishery management organizations (RFMOs) work at the international level to manage such species, bringing together scientists and policymakers from all nations who have a …

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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery Closes For September

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September 18th, 2017

The Atlantic bluefin tuna General category fishery for large-medium and giant bluefin tuna (73 in. curved fork length or larger) closes September 17, 2017 for the remainder of the month. The National Marine Fisheries Service instituted the closure, effective 11:30 …

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