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Tag & Release Competition Update

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May 15th, 2015


We are already half way through  the competition that determines who will be the winners at TBF’s annual Tag and Release Award Ceremony in February 2016. Below, we have highlighted the “Top Five” in most of the competition categories. This …

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Bluefin Tuna Rec. Retention Limits

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May 14th, 2015


Anglers who are lucky enough to come across any bluefin tuna this year should make sure they know the new regulations this season. The passage of Amendment 7 brings new regulations for HMS Charter/Headboat and HMS Angling permit holders including the possibility …

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Understanding Maximum Size in the Catch: Atlantic Blue Marlin as ...

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May 14th, 2015


The most recent Atlantic blue marlin research completed by TBF’s Dr. Phillip Goodyear was published by the American Fisheries Society, the oldest, largest and most influential association of fisheries professionals in the world. Its mission is to improve the conservation …

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ACT NOW: Keep Australia Open for Fishing!

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March 23rd, 2015

Courtesy of Capt. Tim Richardson, Tradition Charter

It has been more than four years since Australia began the process of designing and implementing its national system of marine reserves encompassing all of its federal waters. These reserves are threatening to shut out anglers from iconic billfishing grounds …

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Captain’s Tips & Tricks

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March 12th, 2015

Swordfishing sportfishing_isla_qualifier_The billfish foundation

We are asking some of the top captains in the world for some of their tricks/tips, and this month, Capt. Chris Sheeder from Casa Vieja Lodge, a Tag & Release Program Sponsor, will talk about hooking up multiples… There are …

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The Billfish Foundation Publications

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March 11th, 2015

Judy Sillis_NZ_striped marlin

Ever wonder what science has come from The Billfish Foundation (TBF)? On the right side of this page are several published pieces of work that highlight some of the work TBF has done since 1986. For close to a quarter …

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