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Nick Mayer – TBF’s 2016 Artist of the Year

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February 5th, 2016

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We at TBF are proud to present Nick Mayer as our 2016 Artist of the Year. This year marks The Billfish Foundation’s 30th Anniversary, so we wanted a unique work of art to commemorate this milestone. Nick’s beautiful painting, Billfish …

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30th Anniversary Year Dedicated to Today’s Youth

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February 5th, 2016

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30th Anniversary Year Dedicated to Today’s Youth …Our Legacy must be a Billfishing Future for Them! TBF’s Herbert Nanne, Central American Conservation Director, worked tirelessly for three years to have the government of Costa Rica sign off on a law …

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A Snapshot Of The Billfish Foundation’s First 30 Years And Strategies For The Next 30!

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February 5th, 2016

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If you fished offshore 30 years ago you likely remember seeing at tournaments billfish, especially blue marlin, stacked in piles on the docks after anglers posed for photos with their prized dead fish. That was the norm. At the same …

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TBF welcomes Marina Casa de Campo as a new Tag & Release Industry sponsor!

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January 29th, 2016

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The Billfish Foundation (TBF) is extremely excited to announce and welcome aboard the Marina Casa de Campo as a new Tag & Release Industry sponsor. Located in the beautiful Dominican Republic, and conveniently close to La Romana International airport, the marina has every …

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TBF welcomes IGFTO as a new Tag & Release Community sponsor!

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January 25th, 2016

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The Billfish Foundation (TBF) is extremely excited to announce and welcome aboard the International Game Fish Tournament Observers (IGFTO) as a new Tag & Release Community sponsor. IGFTO’s team of highly trained observers authenticates the “Catch & Release” of billfish …

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2015 Tag & Release Winners

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January 13th, 2016

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This year was truly a great year for the billfishing community and for TBF’s Tag & Release Program with more reports of tagged and released fish than in several years. Below are some of the top conservation-minded anglers, captains, and crews …

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Participation On The Rise

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December 17th, 2015

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When the US was in the midst of a recession (2007 – 2009), TBF saw a significant reduction in tag and release reports, and it comes as no surprise; the price of fuel was at an all-time high during 2008 …

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Economic Impacts of For-Hire HMS Sector

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December 4th, 2015

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In recent years, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has taken great steps to recognize the importance of recreational fishing across the nation and their research continues to reveal the substantial benefits that come from healthy recreational fisheries. Surveys conducted by …

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TBF Holiday Gift Guide!

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November 30th, 2015

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‘Tis the season to think about special gifts for that special angler in your life. We hope you will take a look and enjoy some of the great gift ideas offered by TBF and affiliates. Bring a smile to the …

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Garmin Joins as Newest Tag & Release Program Sponsor

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November 24th, 2015

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For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. Garmin’s marine product portfolio …

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