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TBF’s Junior Angler Program

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July 25th, 2016


Do you remember where, when, and what you used to catch the first fish that got you “hooked” on fishing? Who were you with and how did that singular experience get you more involved with fishing and conservation? 2016 is …

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Billfish Conservation Act Back on Capitol Hill

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July 7th, 2016

neatly packaged fresh fillet steaks of Pacific blue marlin meat for sale at supermarket in Kailua Kona, Big Island of Hawaii, Makaira nigricans, imported from F.S.M. - Federated States of Micronesia

The Billfish Conservation Act, which was signed into law in October 2012 with the intent of prohibiting the sale of billfish or billfish products, has not yet been implemented by any regulatory agency in the U.S.  The sale of Atlantic …

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Incidental Bluefin Tuna Caught by Anglers in Gulf

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June 8th, 2016


This summer’s Gulf of Mexico’s tournament season began “white hot” with good numbers of marlin, including large ones, and bluefin tuna, which presented unexpected excitement for anglers in the region.  Federal fishery regulations prohibit the targeting of bluefin tuna by …

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Our Florida Reefs – Anglers’ Angst

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June 8th, 2016


The three words “Our Florida Reefs” currently generate more angst with Florida anglers than most any others.  The reason, fear that all fishing in large swaths of state waters that include reef habitat between Stuart and Key Biscayne may be …

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Join the Satellite Tagging Expedition!

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June 8th, 2016

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Be a Conservation Hero, Support TBF’s Satellite Tagging Expedition! Review the proposal to the right or contact us today to receive a copy by email or in the mail!, 954-938-0150

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General Category Atlantic Bluefin Retention Limit Adjustment

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May 13th, 2016


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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