The Billfish Foundation (TBF) proudly announces that 20echo is its newest Tag and Release Program sponsor, joining Casa Vieja Lodge, Costa Sunglasses, Garmin, King Sailfish Mounts, Pelagic Gear, and Yeti in support of the scientific data collecting program. Begun in 1990, the Program has produced the world’s largest private billfish tagging data resource, which is the organization’s cornerstone science project that shares angler-generated data with scientists to improve billfish science.
TBF’s partnership with 20echo.com will bolster data collect for years to come by giving anglers a fast, on board means to capture weather, oceanic and fish data at the exact spot of a billfish tag, release or recapture, simply by taking a photo. “The data then will be shared with TBF,” said Daniel Miers, 20echo’s founder and developer of the revolutionary new tool, who added “20echo.com was built with conservation in mind.” Gerard Ramos, CEO of Revelry Labs, the software developing firm, said, “It’s really that simple, take or upload your billfish photo, enter the tag number if the fish was tagged, in 20echo.com and the angler immediately has the ability to positively impact TBF’s data collection for science and conservation. I’m extremely proud of our team and the technology we’ve created to assist TBF.”
Peter Chaibongsai, TBF’s Director of Science and Policy, said, “We are excited about 20echo’s partnership to assist in billfish data collection that will support conservation via their innovative and interactive tool. No doubt anglers and captains will enjoy using the 20echo services.”
TBF welcomes 20Echo and invites other companies to become a TBF Tag and Release Program sponsor and show your business’s support of billfish conservation! Learn more about TBF’s Tag and Release program by contacting us at 954-938-01050 or by email.