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Until Now, Conservation of Shad and River Herring Has Only Focused On Half Their Habitat


Why anglers support an important step in making conservation efforts whole for this important mid-Atlantic fishery Each spring, the sportsmen and women of Washington, D.C., head to the Potomac River to shake off the rust of winter and take advantage of the return of the American and Hickory shad. This is a time-honored tradition—George Washington […]

TBF’s Conservation Record Volume 4

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    The Billfish Foundation’s (TBF) most recent International Billfish Conservation Record is now available on TBF’s website,, free of charge. The Conservation Record examines and summarizes all tag, release & recapture data submitted in 2014 and provides a breakdown by species reported, maps of top tagging locations by species and oceans, and much […]

Rybovich Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA –  Today, The Billfish Foundation (TBF), the world’s leading sportfishing conservation organization for marlin, sailfish, spearfish and associated highly migratory fish, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and is announcing the winners of its prestigious Rybovich Lifetime Achievement Award – Captain Kelvin “Red” Bailey, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Captain Ernie Foster, Hatteras, […]

Official Status of BP Settlement Means Conservation Can Finally Roll On


A few signatures kick off the next phase of oil spill recovery that could revive long-term habitat health in the Gulf BP and a federal judge have finally made it official—the historic settlement between the states, the federal government, and BP has been signed. Now, the Gulf of Mexico’s fish, wildlife, and habitat—not to mention […]

Compassion: A Surprising Ingredient in the Recipe for Cool, Clean Water


Our Oregon field rep hangs up her waders for a high-profile public-speaking opportunity in D.C., where she discovers a spirit of hope for water solutions Last year, Oregon experienced the worst drought on record, with many adverse effects on our rivers and fish. I saw firsthand the results of drought and dam regulations in my […]