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Save The Date For GalaAugust 2014

SIMRAD Comes On Board As Tag & Release Program Sponsor

Simrad LogoTBF is proud to announce Simrad, world-leader in the design and manufacturer of marine electronics, has joined The Billfish Foundation as a 2014 Tag and Release Program sponsor. Simrad Yachting’s partnership will help TBF advance our  cornerstone billfish tagging program to further billfish conservation worldwide.“As a global leader in the engineering and development of sport fishing technology, Simrad Yachting is committed to protecting our worldwide fisheries,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico. “We are proud to support the Billfish Foundation. The work and information they provide is vital to ensuring these important fish stocks are sustainable into the future.” Read More

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TBF Releases Current Tag and Release Competition Standings

Ellen with Tiffany Sisolak TBF'S Annual Tag and Release Competition is three-quarters finished for 2014 and the competition is closer than ever with teams, anglers and captains breaking records in both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. The Top Overall Categories are led by Capt. Pete Rae (Release), Capt. Chris Sheeder (Tag), Pat McCotter (Release), Keith Brandner (Tag), Joan Vernon (Release Lady Angler), Martha Macnab (Tagging Lady Angler), Shawn MacMullin (Youth Release), and Nick Brackman (Youth Tag).    Award winners are recognized at TBF’s Annual Tag & Release Awards Ceremony held during the Miami International Boat Show presented by the TBF Tag and Release Sponsors, Bisbee’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund, Casa Vieja Lodge, Costa Sunglasses, Pelagic, King Sailfish Mounts and SIMRAD.  Read More

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Charting the Course for U.S. Saltwater Recreational Policy

NOAA LogoNOAA Fisheries recently held a National Town Hall Meeting in Mid-July as well as several webinars seeking input on the development of the National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy. Put into action by Eileen Sobeck at the 2014 National Recreational Saltwater Fishing Summit, the policy aims to create a clear statement on operating guidelines in regards to managing recreational fisheries. While this will not be a silver bullet to fix many of the current fisheries management issues facing recreational fisheries, the policy will institutionalize the agency's commitment to recreational fishing as well as provide guidance during the decision making process. TBF's Advocacy Center will develop full comments in the upcoming weeks and encourages you to comment as well.  Click Here.

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Hot Off The Press - TBF's Summer Edition of Billfish!

Billfish 2014 v2 cover Hot off the press and en route to the mailboxes of TBF members, the summer edition of Billfish is packed full of great features including the announcement of the 2014 Rybovich Award winners, a feature on youth angler Katie Davis who just finished her Royal Slam and other great up-to-date information on TBF's work to further billfish conservation. Make sure your membership is up to date so that you can receive this great publication in the mail or a digital version in your inbox very soon. Check it out!

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Watch TBF's New Video - With a Little Help From Our Friends

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