Tag Archives: marine science

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.   […]

TBF’s Conservation Record Volume 4

Big Oh fishing in Cape Verde - Photo Courtesy of Capt. Olaf Grimkowski

    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 […]

BILLFISH GENETIC SAMPLING

White marlin - photo credit to Capt Brant Wise

  Despite the popularity with anglers worldwide and the research investments made by The Billfish Foundation since 1986, still a lot of biological information is not known about marlin, sailfish, and spearfish, making their management and conservation challenging. Billfish tagged by anglers and scientists has revealed a lot about the fishes’ movements and growth rates, […]

Understanding Maximum Size in the Catch: Atlantic Blue Marlin example

Photo courtesy of Big Oh

The most recent Atlantic blue marlin research completed by TBF’s Dr. Phillip Goodyear was published by the American Fisheries Society, the oldest, largest and most influential association of fisheries professionals in the world. Its mission is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and […]

Conservation Through Education – IGFA and FRIENDS working to preserve and protect Abaco’s natural resources

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Since 1988, Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS), a non-government organization in Abaco, Bahamas, has been working to preserve and protect Abaco, Bahama’s natural resources to ensure that a sustainable living for the people and the wildlife of the island remain intact. Recognizing that education is the key to achieving this goal, FRIENDS offers environmental education […]