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 TBF's Enchanted Forest Masquerade Ball - Photo Gallery Now Available Online!

Erin & Peter Wright, Beth Black & Jackie Marsolais The Billfish Foundation would like to thank all who attended and made possible the successful 2014 Enchanted Forest Masquerade Ball annual fundraiser during the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Special thanks to sponsor's Louisiana CAT, Bacardi, Cox Maritime Law, One Vanilla, Marina Casa de Campo, Garmin, JM Lexus, Dragonfly Boatworks and C&L Insurance for their support and to all other sponsors, donors and volunteers. Check out the gallery online for exciting photos from the Enchanted Forest! 

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TBF's 2014 Tag & Release Competition Complete - Winners Announced Soon!

Michael Kelly with Award Winner TBF'S Annual Tag and Release Competition is over for 2014. The final counts are still being tallied, but the competition is closer than ever with teams, anglers and captains breaking records in both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Award winners will be announced in January and 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.

          

ICCAT Highlights - Genoa, Italy

ICCAT November 2014 Highlights

The 19th Special meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) met November 2014 in Genoa, Italy to consider changes in management and conservation measures for Atlantic highly migratory fish.  Forty two of the forty nine member nations gathered for another “bluefin tuna” year.  

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Gulf & Caribbean Fisheries Institute Holds 67th Annual Conference

GCFI Barbados 2014

The Billfish Foundation (TBF) regularly seeks out and participates in conferences to learn and discuss regional fisheries issues with scientists, policy makers, and local communities. In early November, TBF attended the 67th Gulf & Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference (GFCI) in Barbados. This annual event provides a perfect forum for scientists, students, government representatives, fishery managers, and conservation organizations from the region to present and discuss their research findings and concerns.  

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Fall Issue of Spearfish Now Online! 

Spearfish 21 Cover Hot off the press and en route to the mailboxes of TBF youth members and schools, the Fall issue of Spearfish is packed full of great features including some cool facts about Sailfish and how they got their name, water density experiments and some awesome tips and ideas for youth to practice conservation in their own community! Make sure to check it out online or request a mailed copy to your home or class by emailing education@billfish.org. Make sure to submit any photos & stories to our education department to be used in a future Spearfish or Sailfish publication.

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Did you know that you can forecast your next fishing trip at www.tagbillfish.org. Check out the Buoyweather widget, select a location and learn what the conditions will be days before your trip on the Tag & Release Online Database.  

 

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