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February 2014

TBF's 2013 Tag And Release Award Ceremony Set For February 13th

2013 TBF Tag and Release Awards

The Billfish Foundation is proud to host our annual Tag and Release Award Ceremony. This year's ceremony will take place on Thursday February 13, 2014 at 6:30PM in the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island in Miami, Florida.

Presented by Bisbee's Wildlife Conservation Fund the Award Winners for the 2013 Tag and Release Competition will be recognized for their commitment to TBF's Tag and Release program. The ceremony will be emceed by Marlin Magazine's Editor in Chief and TBF Board Member John Brownlee who will surely keep the crowd on their toes for this fun filled event. All of the award winners in attendance will receive trophies courtesy of King Sailfish Mounts and a pair of sunglasses from Costa Sunglasses. The Billfish Foundation would also like to thank all of the TBF Tag and Release Sponsors King Sailfish Mounts, Costa Sunglasses, Pelagic Gear, Casa Vieja Lodge, Bisbee's Wildlife Conservation Fund for their support of TBF's conservation efforts.

We are nearing capacity for the event, but please email tag@billfish.org to reserve your spot today!.

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New TBF Video Highlighting The New Tag and Release Database

Be Part of Something Bigger

Check out the evolution of TBF's online tag and release database and 'Be Part of Something Bigger'! Submitting your billfish tag and release information through TBF's new online database allows you to easily contribute to billfish conservation while also serving as a digital logbook to keep track of all of your catches. You can even upload photos and video as well as share your catches with your friends and family via Facebook and Twitter. The new database also provides a breakthrough opportunity for billfish education by allowing students, scientists, anglers, captains, and interested individuals to explore all of the historical billfish tag and release records housed within TBF's database.

2013 Billfish RecapturesAdditionally, TBF's new partnership with FishTrack allows you to utilize FishTrack forecasting tools to plan your next fishing trip by looking at weather forecasts, sea surface temperature (SST), and chlorophyll charts to make you a more successful angler and captain on the water.

Be a part of something bigger and take part in TBF's new online database to further billfish conservation. Go to tagbillfish.org and sign up today!. Click Here To Learn More!

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Make Sure to Stop By TBF’s New Location At The Miami Boat Show!!!
Tony Ludovico

Be sure to include The Billfish Foundation in your rounds at the Miami International Boat Show which runs from Thursday, February 13th – Monday, February 17th at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year we are excited about our great new location in the West Marine Mart in booth 2913.

Remember, it’s the perfect time to join TBF or renew your membership.  In addition to our 2014 members only t-shirt and other great benefits, our conservation partners, Costa and Pelagic Gear, are offering additional benefits including a hat or visor to those who join or renew during the boat show! 

TBF is also proud to announce famed underwater photographer Tony Ludovico as our 2014 artist of the year with his incredible membership print, “Surface Tension”. All those joining or renewing for $250 or more will receive one of these beautiful prints.  Tony will  be at the TBF booth to sign items and share stories of his underwater adventures on Friday, February 14,  from 11AM -1PM and Saturday, February 15th from 2:30 -3:30 pm.

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