NOAA 2019 Commercial and Recreational Landings Updates | The Billfish Foundation

Deadline to Submit For TBF’s Tag and Release Competition is coming up!

The deadline for The Billfish Foundation’s 2021-2022 Annual Tag & Release Competition was October 31st, 2022. All records must be received by TBF by the end of the day on November 15th, 2022.

There are two ways to submit your cards.

(1)  Online: Go to, login into your profile, and submit your tags online. Online submission is the quickest and most efficient way to ensure your tag and releases will be received by the deadline. Be sure to keep a hard copy (like a photo) of the record.

(2)  Mail: Drop your completed tag or release cards at your nearest mailbox to be shipped to the address posted on the card. If you are not based in the USA, we encourage you to submit your cards online at in addition to mailing them in. Note, with any shipment, there is an inherent risk of delays, etc.

If you have concerns, feel free to reach out via email to Please remember, if you choose to mail your cards in, you may not see them uploaded immediately on The TBF team works hard to get the cards submitted into our online database as quickly as possible, however, large influxes of cards can sometimes delay submission, especially near the end of the competition.

Thank you so much to all who have tagged and released billfish this year! Winners of the competition will be announced in December 2022. Good luck!

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