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Daily Trip Limit Adjustments for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category

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April 20th, 2016

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Courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service April 20, 2016 Today National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces adjustments to the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) daily retention limits that apply to vessels permitted in the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Angling category and the HMS …

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New Competition Category!

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April 19th, 2016

You spoke and we listened. Many of the crews who take part in our competitions told us that they wanted both tagged fish and released fish to count towards their total numbers in each category. Up until now, we counted …

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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Trophy Angling Category South Area Closed

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April 12th, 2016

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Effective as of 11:30 p.m. (EST), April 10, 2016 the Angling category for large medium and giant “trophy” bluefin tuna (73” or greater) in the southern area (see image below) has been closed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) …

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HMS AP & ICCAT updates – March 2016

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April 11th, 2016

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The Billfish Foundation regularly represents recreational interests and discusses issues surrounding management of billfish and tuna here in US Atlantic waters. This past month, a number of important topics including regulations for both commercial and recreational fishing, new research findings, …

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Introducing the Cape Verde Regional Tag & Release Competition

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April 7th, 2016

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For the past several years, winners of TBF’s International Tag & Release Competition blue marlin categories have all come out of Cape Verde and it is certainly one of the top places in the Atlantic Ocean to catch one of …

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Introducing Two New Regional Competitions!

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April 7th, 2016

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Due to popular demand of our current regional awards in South Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, TBF is excited to announce the expansion of our regional competitions to include Cape Verde and the Hawaiian  Islands. These two locations are known …

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Introducing the Hawaii Regional Tag & Release Competition!

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April 7th, 2016

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The Hawaiian Islands are undoubtedly a special place for many reasons. In the eyes of many anglers, it is unique for being the only place in the world where a grander marlin has been caught during every month of the …

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2016 Tag & Release Competition Update

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April 6th, 2016

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Just when it seems that the excitement from last year’s Tag & Release Award Ceremony has begun to wind down, we’ve started ramping up for the 2016 competition. This year we will be debuting a few exciting new things for …

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TBF Tag & Release Ceremony Recap

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March 3rd, 2016

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FT. LAUDERDALE, FL- Anglers, captains and mates worldwide are the vital elements needed to provide The Billfish Foundation’s (TBF) Tag and Release program the valuable data required to further billfish science and ensure that fishing opportunities are available for future …

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Costa, YETI and TBF Tagging Trip to Isla Mujeres

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February 26th, 2016

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Being a part of the sportfishing community and having an opportunities to work alongside our Tag & Release Program sponsors as well as captains and anglers, to put our initiatives to practice is not only fun but vital to our …

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