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NMFS Meeting Announces Two Major Projects

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October 2nd, 2015


Michael Kelly, Science & Policy Specialist represented The Billfish Foundation (TBF) on the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel, which discussed current billfish, tuna and shark issues. The two priority issues for sportfishing included: (1) Deepwater …

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Panama’s Sportfishing Eco-Tourism Trade Could Be Hurt

news |
September 4th, 2015

panama marina

Regrettably, the recent La Presna article dated August 16, 2015 that quotes Ivan Flores, Manager of the Aquatic Resources and Fisheries Authority (ARAP), did not focus on the sustainable use of and positive economic returns to Panama generated from its …

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Billfish Genetic Sampling with VIMS

news |
September 1st, 2015

green marlin

Despite the popularity with anglers worldwide and the research investments made by The Billfish Foundation since 1986, still a lot of biological information is not known about marlin, sailfish, and spearfish, making their management and conservation challenging. Billfish tagged by …

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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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