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

Sailfish Conservation Record 2019 | The Billfish Foundation

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

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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

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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

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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

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

NOAA Increases Commercial Swordfish Retention

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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

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

New Federal Rule Changes

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

NMFS Removes Weak Hook Requirement

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The 2011 required year-round use of weak hooks (15/0 carbon…
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Closure | The Billfish Foundation

NMFS Weakens Gear Restrictions in Atlantic Ocean

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The Gear Restricted Area (GRA) off Cape Hatteras implemented…
Non-Longline Fisheries Should Be Allocated More Swordfish | The Billfish Foundation

NMFS Still Considering Gear and Quota Changes in Atlantic

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Pelagic longline “research” decisions not yet issued…