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Input Needed For National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

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August 13th, 2014

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NOAA Fisheries recently held a National Town Hall Meeting in Mid July as well as several webinars seeking input on the development of the National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy. Put into action by Eileen Sobeck at the 2014 National Recreational …

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Updated Standings For Annual Tag and Release Competition Announced

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August 6th, 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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Simrad Joins TBF As Tag and Release Program Sponsor for 2014

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July 1st, 2014

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TBF is proud to announce Simrad, world-leader in the design and manufacturer of marine electronics, has joined The Billfish Foundation as a 2014 Tag and Release Program sponsor. Simrad Yachting’s partnership will help TBF advance our  cornerstone billfish tagging program …

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Federal Fisheries Agency Adjusts Misleading Economic Information

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June 26th, 2014

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Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2014 – After significant objection from the recreational fishing and boating community, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has taken steps to correct a key fisheries economics report that misleadingly indicated that the domestic commercial …

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A Recapture to Remember

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June 9th, 2014

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Whether a novice or tournament pro, every angler out there should consider themselves very fortunate to have the opportunity to tag and release a billfish. Just seeing a marlin or sailfish is an amazing experience, but perhaps even more spectacular …

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TBF at Casa Vieja Lodge

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April 10th, 2014

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If you ask any serious offshore angler where the best billfish action in the world is, chances are Casa Vieja Lodge (CVL) and Guatemala are one of the first answers you’ll hear. With captains releasing literally thousands of billfish in …

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NOAA Fisheries to develop national policy on recreational fishing

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April 3rd, 2014

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Historically, the saltwater recreational fishing community and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have not always had a great relationship. Over the years this has changed and NOAA has put more emphasis and effort to learn about and from …

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Youth members raise funds for TBF

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March 27th, 2014

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Three of our youngest members from Massachusetts recently stopped by our offices to drop off a donation to The Billfish Foundation (TBF) that they procured earlier this year. Miles Buddenhagen, 8 years old, and his brothers Evan, 10 years old …

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Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Calls on Congress to Revamp Marine Fisheries Management

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March 25th, 2014

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Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation  Washington, D.C. – Congress is currently revising the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, the law that governs our nation’s marine resources. Recreational saltwater anglers and the sportfishing and boating industries …

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Palau Announces A Ban Of All Commercial Fishing

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March 24th, 2014

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On February 4th, 2014 the president of the Republic of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr., announced to the United Nation’s his intention to become the first country to close its entire Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to commercial fishing. Instead of selling …

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