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Many Ways to Support TBF!

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December 1st, 2016

Members and friends of The Billfish Foundation have a long tradition of generous giving to support the many vital programs furthering the mission of conserving billfish worldwide. Since its founding in 1986, TBF’s achievements have been significant. Our success would …

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Back To the 80’s Live Auction Preview

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November 3rd, 2016

Take a peek at some of the items we have in store for you to bid on for our live auction at our annual fundraiser, Back to the 80’s! Be sure to bid high, as all the proceeds go to …

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TBF Mobile Application Goes Live!

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September 13th, 2016

TBF launches free mobile application to easily report and search tag and release data.   Over the past 26 years, the sportfishing community has provided The Billfish Foundation (TBF) with over 220,000 tag and release records, making it the largest private billfish database worldwide. The data received …

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Updated 2016 Gulf of Mexico Marlin Tagging Competition Standings

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September 12th, 2016

Tournament season is coming to a close which means opportunities to get out there are getting fewer and the competition is stiff. Here are the current standings for the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Marlin Tagging competition.  All fishing must be completed …

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Updated Standings for 2016 Annual Tag & Release Competition

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September 12th, 2016

Fall is almost here, and that means the competition year is winding down. Here are the current standings for the 2016 International Tag & Release competition. Those of you in first place, don’t rest too easy, there’s still 2 months …

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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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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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General Category Atlantic Bluefin Retention Limit Adjustment

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May 13th, 2016

NMFS Adjusts the General Category Daily Retention Limit for June-August 2016 to Five Fish May 11, 2016 Courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention …

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State Flushes Polluted Water onto East Coast Reefs but Coral Reef Initiative targets recreational fishing

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May 11th, 2016

The South East Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI), coordinated under Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, momentum is driven by a  tax exempt organization 501 (c) (3)  – Friends of Our Florida Reefs (FOFR), founded in 2015. …

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The Billfish Foundation Announces 2016 Rybovich Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

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May 4th, 2016

For Immediate Release   –  May 4, 2016                   Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA –  Today, The Billfish Foundation (TBF), the world’s leading sportfishing conservation organization for marlin, sailfish, spearfish and associated highly …

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