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Gulf of Mexico Blue Marlin Satellite Tagging Expedition

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August 5th, 2016

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TBF’s Gulf of Mexico Blue Marlin Satellite Tagging Expedition, staged out of Port Eads, which is 84.5 miles south of New Orleans, 24 miles south of the southernmost road in the state and only 5 miles from the 100 fathom …

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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

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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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Billfish Conservation Record Now Available – Analyzing 2014 data

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July 6th, 2016

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The Billfish Foundation’s newest International Billfish Conservation Record is now available digitally! The Conservation Record includes the 2014 Rybovich Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, summary of all tag, release & recapture data submitted for 2014, a breakdown of the species reported, …

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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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