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

Non-Longline Fisheries Should Be Allocated More Swordfish

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All non-longline swordfish fisheries are required to use…

TBF Cautions Caribbean Swordfish Retention Expansion

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Representatives from The Billfish Foundation attended a recent…

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

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On February 7th, the National Marine Fisheries Service published…

New Federal Rule Changes

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The National Marine Fisheries Service’s recently issued…

NMFS Removes Weak Hook Requirement

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

NMFS Weakens Gear Restrictions in Atlantic Ocean

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The Gear Restricted Area (GRA) off Cape Hatteras implemented…

NMFS Still Considering Gear and Quota Changes in Atlantic

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Pelagic longline “research” decisions not yet issued…

TBF’s Top Achievements in 2019

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  With the year coming to a close, we thank you for…

A Win for HMS Conservation in the Pacific? Not So Fast…

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Update ********* Not Dead - Potential Swordfish Longline Fishery…