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Billfish Genetic Sampling with VIMS

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September 1st, 2015

green marlin

Given their popularity with sportfish anglers worldwide, you would think much more would be known about the biology of billfish (marlin, sailfish, and spearfish), however that is not the case. For example, the number of populations of most species in …

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Tag & Release Competition Update 8/25/15

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August 28th, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Big OH &  Camila Sanches

Tag & Release cards are really starting to come in and TBF’s annual Tag and Release Competition is heating up with less than 3 months to go! The “Top Five” in most of the competition categories are highlighted below. This list …

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The Billfish Foundation’s Grander Release Club

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August 6th, 2015

Canary Grander 4

TBF’s “conservation and responsible use” philosophy applauds anglers big enough to release the big marlin girls that are estimated at boat side to weigh 750 pounds and up. To honor the anglers, captains and mates who release these very large, …

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TBF’s 2014 International Billfish Conservation Record Now A...

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August 5th, 2015

Conservation Report 2014 web 1

Learn about all the tag and release data The Billfish Foundation received in the calendar year of 2013. The report highlights all those anglers and captains who participated in the Tag & Release program in 2013 and reveals the top …

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TBF at 2015 ICAST

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August 3rd, 2015

Costa's Kick Plastic blue marlin

Sportfishing is quickly becoming a growing force, not just in the United States, but internationally. This past July, more than 13,000 representatives of the global sportfishing industry came together once again for the 58th annual International Convention of Allied Sportfishing …

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Predicting Atlantic Blue Marlin Distribution

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July 21st, 2015


TBF’s Dr. Phil Goodyear, is currently advancing research to use oceanographic data and information recovered from earlier satellite tagging research to predict Atlantic blue marlin distributions in time (month, year, time of day) and space (latitude, longitude and depth).  The …

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