Hot Issues involves what TBF is doing to keep closed zones closed and advocate for billfish and recreational fishing

Update on Speed Restricted Zones

Speed Reduction Zones – TBF opposes the two recently issued…

Update on the Closed Zones – October 2022

Decision on Closed Zones Coming Soon Unfortunately, we are…
Sailfish Conservation Record 2019 | The Billfish Foundation

Recreational Fishing Gear, Bottom Trawls & Pelagic Longline Gear Are NOT the Same!!

New Executive Order could stymy recreational fishing in Marine…
Sharks Proving Detrimental to Sailfish Survival | The Billfish Foundation

Shark Populations Proving Detrimental to Sailfish Survival

Charter and private recreational fishing captains primarily…
Non-Longline Fisheries Should Be Allocated More Swordfish | The Billfish Foundation

Non-Longline Fisheries Should Be Allocated More Swordfish

All non-longline swordfish fisheries are required to use…
Non-Longline Fisheries Should Be Allocated More Swordfish | The Billfish Foundation

TBF Cautions Caribbean Swordfish Retention Expansion

Representatives from The Billfish Foundation attended a recent…
NOAA Increases Commercial Swordfish Retention | The Billfish Foundation

NOAA Increases Commercial Swordfish Retention

NOAA Fisheries is doubling the number of swordfish allowed…
Hard Caps Accepted for Pacific Gillnet Fishery | The Billfish Foundation

Hard Caps Accepted for Pacific Gillnet Fishery

On February 7th, the National Marine Fisheries Service published…
New Federal Rule Changes | Featured News | The Billfish Foundation

New Federal Rule Changes

The National Marine Fisheries Service’s recently issued…
NMFS Removes Weak Hook Requirement

NMFS Removes Weak Hook Requirement

The 2011 required year-round use of weak hooks (15/0 carbon…