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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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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Southern Trophy Category Closing June 7th

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June 5th, 2015

Courtesy of NMFS

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has announced the closure of the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category for giant “trophy” bluefin tuna (measuring 73″ or greater) in the southern area. The closure will begin at 11:30 p.m. local time, …

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Annual Tag and Release Competition Rules and Awards

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June 4th, 2015


The Billfish Foundation has received several inquiries regarding our annual tag and release competition. In response we have attached our specific rules for the competition. Additionally we have the individual categories and awards explained.

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Recreational Saltwater Fishing Coalition Lauds House Legislation

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June 3rd, 2015

Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization contains major provisions benefitting recreational fishing A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community congratulated the U.S. House of Representatives on its passage of H.R. 1335, a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation …

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Tag & Release Competition Update

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May 15th, 2015


We are already half way through  the competition that determines who will be the winners at TBF’s annual Tag and Release Award Ceremony in February 2016. Below, we have highlighted the “Top Five” in most of the competition categories. This …

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