Entries by Thomas Morrell

Changes to Bluefin Tuna Commercial Handgear Fishery

Effective as of July 1st, all Atlantic Tunas General category permit holders, as well as Highly Migratory Species Charter/Headboat permit holders commercially fishing for bluefin tunas will encounter restricted fishing […]

TBF at Orange Beach Sportfishing Club

Longtime TBF supporters, Orange Beach Sportfishing Club (OBSC) recently welcomed TJ Morrell to speak at their club about the latest billfishing news, including updates on the foundation, topics affecting the […]

TBF Legends Category Announcement

New Tag and Release Category Announced! For the upcoming 2024-2025 TBF Annual Tag & Release Competition (November 1st 2024 – October 31st, 2025), The Billfish Foundation (TBF) will be introducing […]

Modifications to Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Limit

NOAA is adjusting the daily retention limit for recreational fishermen for the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category. Effective immediately, the limit will extend throughout the remainder of 2024 unless modified […]

Recapture on Japanese Longliner!

On August 9th, 2022, Katsue Koyano caught a blue marlin aboard Motohiko Goto’s boat, Gotch, in the waters of Hyoutan, Japan. The marlin was relatively small, with an estimated weight […]

Rock the Ocean Team Joins TBF!

In April, TBF was fortunate enough to spend a day offshore with Tortuga Music Festival’s Rock the Ocean (RTO) team. To say it was a success would be an understatement, […]