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General Category Atlantic Bluefin Retention Limit Adjustment

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May 13th, 2016

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NMFS Adjusts the General Category Daily Retention Limit for June-August 2016 to Five Fish May 11, 2016 Courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention …

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State Flushes Polluted Water onto East Coast Reefs but Coral Reef...

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May 11th, 2016

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The South East Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI), coordinated under Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, momentum is driven by a  tax exempt organization 501 (c) (3)  – Friends of Our Florida Reefs (FOFR), founded in 2015. …

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The Billfish Foundation Announces 2016 Rybovich Lifetime Achievem...

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May 4th, 2016

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For Immediate Release   –  May 4, 2016                   Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA –  Today, The Billfish Foundation (TBF), the world’s leading sportfishing conservation organization for marlin, sailfish, spearfish and associated highly …

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

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April 20th, 2016

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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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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

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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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