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SPORTFISHING MIGHT BE CHARGED TO HELP ALLEVIATE POVERTY IN THE CARIBBEAN…

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SHOULD THAT FALL WITHIN REASONABLE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT? The Caribbean Billfish Project,  a $1.95 million exercise supported by the UN and the World Bank, and executed by the Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission (WECAFC) in Barbados, proposes a  “rights-based” billfish management strategy for commercial, recreational and coastal fishers. “Rights-based” strategies limit fishing access and allocations through […]

Bluefin Tuna Recaptures

  Billfish are not the only fish we work on in tag & release program. We have been working the Large Pelagic’s Research Center Tag-a-Tiny Program for years now and it has given us great insight on the movements of bluefin tuna. Recently we were lucky enough to get two transatlantic recapture reports of bluefin.   […]

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

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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, billfish.org, 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, […]