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Recreational HMS Economic Contributions from Mid-Atlantic to Maine

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January 8th, 2015

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Whether it is billfish, tuna, or sharks, fishing for HMS species means finding blue water far offshore from the dock. Venturing offshore and pursuing big game fish requires larger boats, heavier tackle and presents challenges on the scale of the …

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2014 Tag & Release Winners!

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January 7th, 2015

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The tag and release reports are in and the results have finally been tallied. This year was truly a record year for billfish anglers and for TBF’s Tag & Release Program. Below are some of the top anglers and captains …

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Costa/TBF Release Report Challenge

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December 15th, 2014

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“Anglers are the ones who can truly make a difference for the future of our billfish species. They’re the ones out there, every day, in all kinds of conditions and climates, catching and releasing fish, watching their patterns, noting their …

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Finalized Amendment 7 Measure for Bluefin Tuna

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December 12th, 2014

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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released the final regulations for the domestic management of western Atlantic bluefin tuna with Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan.  Anglers in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida will applaud …

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ICCAT Highlights – November 2014 Genoa, Italy

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December 11th, 2014

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The 19th Special meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) met November 2014 in Genoa, Italy to consider changes in management and conservation measures for Atlantic highly migratory fish. Forty two of the forty nine …

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Gulf & Caribbean Fisheries Institute Holds 67th Annual Conference

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December 10th, 2014

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The Billfish Foundation (TBF) regularly seeks out and participates in conferences to learn and discuss regional fisheries issues with scientists, policy makers, and local communities. In early November, TBF attended the 67th Gulf & Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference (GFCI) in …

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Safe Handling Practices

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November 20th, 2014

Did you know that removing a billfish from the water not only causes unnecessary harm to the fish, but in the Atlantic it is illegal to remove any highly migratory fish from the water. Learn how to ensure safe, healthy billfish release and  still get great pictures of your catch without harming the fish. 

Did you know that removing a billfish from the water not only causes unnecessary harm to the fish, but in the Atlantic it is illegal to remove any highly migratory fish from the water that is  not harvested. Learn how …

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Sailfishing Tips from Sailsmen Fishing Team

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November 17th, 2014

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Winter is approaching and that means one thing for us down here in South Florida, the return of the world class sailfish bite. Anglers begin to anticipate the onset of the season’s first cold snaps and along with that, the …

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Results of Public Consultation on the Future of Bermuda’s EEZ

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November 13th, 2014

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Public Input on the Future of Bermuda’s EEZ In 2013, the Bermudian government began the ongoing process of evaluating options for the future management of its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). From September 3rd to October 31st of 2013 public consultation …

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Tag & Release Standings – 11/1/14

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November 10th, 2014

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Every year, The Billfish Foundation (TBF) recognizes the captains, mates and anglers (including youth and ladies) who tag and release the most billfish in each of the world’s oceans. The competition is categorized by billfish species, ocean, and whether the …

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