TBF’s 2019 Tag and Release Ceremony

Over 30 award winners from all over the world came to be recognized as some of the top anglers, captains and mates for tagging and releasing the most billfish in our competition year. Earning one of these prestigious awards, produced and donated by King Sailfish Mounts and a pair of Costa Sunglasses, symbolizes a year of hard work, great fishing and/or boat and fish handling skills, plus a commitment to a future with billfishing. The data collected assists TBF and our scientists in learning more about these fish, such as their movement patterns, natural mortality, growth rates, and fishing effort.

TBF thanks the leaders in the sportfishing industry who sponsor the Tag and Release Program and Ceremony. The Ceremony was presented by Luis Bacardi at Miami’s Jungle Island with other industry sponsors including King Sailfish Mounts, Costa Sunglasses, Casa Vieja Lodge, Triad Foundation, PELAGIC Gear, YETI Coolers, Casa de Campo, International Game Fish Tournament Observers Inc., Floy Tag, and Garmin Marine.

Want to learn how to be a part of our tag and release program? Click here.

Want to learn about the competition and the various categories that are recognized? Click here.

Is your company interested in becoming a sponsor of the program or the ceremony? Click here.

Check out the all of the pictures from the evening here.