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Tag & Release Competition Update

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May 15th, 2015

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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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Bluefin Tuna Rec. Retention Limits

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May 14th, 2015

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Anglers who are lucky enough to come across any bluefin tuna this year should make sure they know the new regulations this season. The passage of Amendment 7 brings new regulations for HMS Charter/Headboat and HMS Angling permit holders including the possibility …

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Understanding Maximum Size in the Catch: Atlantic Blue Marlin as an Example

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May 14th, 2015

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The most recent Atlantic blue marlin research completed by TBF’s Dr. Phillip Goodyear was published by the American Fisheries Society, the oldest, largest and most influential association of fisheries professionals in the world. Its mission is to improve the conservation …

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Billfish Bill Morphology

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April 8th, 2015

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Rostrum: a funny word used by scientists to describe the “upper jaw prolonged into a long stout spear with round cross-section.” To anglers, it’s known as a bill and is what makes marlin, sailfish (Istiophorids) and swordfish such incredible creatures. …

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Offshore World Championship partners with TBF

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April 1st, 2015

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The Offshore World Championship and The Billfish Foundation announced a partnership to advance billfish science last month. The project, including OWC, The Billfish Foundation, Marina Pez Vela, the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT), the Presidential Challenge of Central America, Costa …

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Captain’s Tips & Tricks

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March 12th, 2015

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We are asking some of the top captains in the world for some of their tricks/tips, and this month, Capt. Chris Sheeder from Casa Vieja Lodge, a Tag & Release Program Sponsor, will talk about hooking up multiples… There are …

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TBF/Seakeepers Joint Event

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March 3rd, 2015

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Over 100 guests attended the exclusive member’s only The Billfish Foundation (TBF) and International Seakeepers Society joint event to promote  membership and announce a partnership between both organizations to collaborate on billfish conservation. The event, free for all TBF & SeaKeepers members, …

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TBF’s International Tag & Release Awards 2014 Award Winners

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March 2nd, 2015

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Each year, TBF relies on the sportfishing community across the world to report their billfish tag and release data. Since it began in 1990, TBF’s Tag & Release Program now has the largest private billfish tagging database in the world, …

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Cuban Evolution

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February 18th, 2015

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No doubt, as the political debate increases over pros and cons of the United States normalizing relations with Cuba, anglers want to move forward to fish in Cuban waters. While taking your own boat remains ILLEGAL, Americans can book a …

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Captain’s Tips

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February 10th, 2015

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Rigging Kite Baits By Capt. Scott Leon from Sandman Fishing team There are two approaches to rigging kite baits that both have their positives and negatives making the choice ultimately up to each boat. The “traditional” or “back rig” way …

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