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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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Tag & Release Competition Update 7/22/15

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July 22nd, 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 only 3 months to go! The “Top Five” in most of the competition categories are highlighted below. This list …

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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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PAXSON “PACKY” OFFIELD – let’s continue his legacy…

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July 20th, 2015

2 dr. Bill Bushing

PAXSON “PACKY” OFFIELD, former chairman of The Billfish Foundation’s (TBF) board of directors, passed away Sunday June 14th at his home in Michigan. In 2011, Offield was the recipient of TBF’s most prestigious award, the Rybovich Lifetime Achievement Award. He …

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TBF Announces The 2015 Rybovich Lifetime Conservation Award Winne...

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June 8th, 2015

rybovich award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA – June 8, 2015 – Today, The Billfish Foundation (TBF), the world’s leading sportfishing conservation organization, announced the winners of its prestigious Rybovich Lifetime Conservation Award – Captain Randolph “Bouncer” Smith of Miami, …

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Public Locked Out of Biscayne National Park

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June 5th, 2015

Photo credit: National Park Service

Today, the National Park Service announced its final General Management Plan (GMP) for Biscayne National Park. Despite commitments made by Biscayne National Park officials to work with stakeholders and the state of Florida to explore less restrictive options, the GMP …

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