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ACT NOW: Keep Australia Open for Fishing!

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March 23rd, 2015

Courtesy of Capt. Tim Richardson, Tradition Charter

It has been more than four years since Australia began the process of designing and implementing its national system of marine reserves encompassing all of its federal waters. These reserves are threatening to shut out anglers from iconic billfishing grounds …

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NOAA Unveils the First National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy

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March 12th, 2015

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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) kept a promise made at the National Recreational Fishing Summit, February 2014, by its leader, Eileen Soebeck, Assistant Administrator in September 2014, when it released the first draft of the policy.   The agency subsequently …

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Australian Marine Reserves: Take Two

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February 6th, 2015

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The Australian government is finally making due on their promise to reevaluate the proposed management plans for the country’s network of Commonwealth Marine Reserves. The initial management plans, released in 2012, would have encompassed 2.3 million square kilometers of ocean …

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Extremism in Fisheries Must be Countered- Costa Rica

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February 3rd, 2015

LOS SUENOS COSTA RICA

Just when you thought you heard every crazy idea, here comes another one! In Costa Rica, the nation to which 283,790 Americans traveled in 2008 to sportfish, which generated $599 million, or about 2% of the country’s GDP, and $78 …

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HMS Amendment 7 – Bluefin Tuna

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November 25th, 2013

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Draft Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for bluefin tuna was released in August of 2013 with possible alternatives for managing domestic bluefin tuna. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) must find a balance between …

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Bermuda – Potential Marine Reserve Could Stop Fishing in The Blue Marlin Capital

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October 24th, 2013

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The Billfish Foundation (TBF) wants to make sure anglers in Bermuda are aware of recent developments calling for a no-take marine reserve in Bermudian waters. Organizations such as the PEW Environmental Group are currently working toward the establishment of a …

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U.S. – Implementation Challenges for The Billfish Conservation Act

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April 4th, 2013

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The Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) of 2012 was signed into law on October 5, 2012 creating a positive step for billfish conservation!  The Billfish Conservation Act will prohibit the sale or the possession with the purposes of offering billfish (sailfish, …

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Australia – Still A Chance for Anglers Opposing Marine Protected Areas

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March 15th, 2013

While many environmental groups are praising Australia and claiming victory, all is not said and done for the establishment of Australia’s National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (NRSMPA) and there is still hope for anglers down under. The proposed …

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