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TBF Mobile Application Goes Live!

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September 13th, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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