The Billfish Foundation (TBF) is proud to announce our new partnership with Release Marine! Release Marine has been a supporter of TBF for years but will now officially be solidifying and increasing their support by donating a portion of each sale of a new Fighting Chair or Battle Saddle to TBF moving foward. This announcement is significant in illustrating their dedication to billfish conservation and their clear understanding that a healthy sportfishing industry can only come in the wake of healthy billfish populations.
“We at The Billfish Foundation are enormously grateful to Release Marine for such a generous commitment and are excited to pursue more research, education, and advocacy projects to conserve billfish as a result,” said Peter Chaibongsai, Director of Conservation Programs at TBF. “It shows that Release Marine understands that conservation pays.”
Vice President Matt Hecht said, “Release Marine is proud to announce our new pledge and partnership with The Billfish Foundation. Our sport and our industry revolve around the pelagic species that The Billfish Foundation works tirelessly to protect. Without their voice on the national and international levels to protect the species that drive our recreational industry, the future of our sport and the livelihood of everyone whose passion it overlaps are in jeopardy. We felt it was time to make a long term pledge toward their efforts. At this time and moving forward, Release Marine will contribute a portion of each sale of a new Fighting Chair or Battle Saddle to TBF. We felt that there was no better way to give back to our industry and sport fishing community than to support the organization that strives to protect the species that drive them. A big thank you to Ellen and the whole TBF organization for all that you do!”
The Billfish Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works worldwide to advance the conservation of billfish and associated species to improve the health of oceans and economies. If you want to support TBF and billfish conservation, be sure to become a member, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on social media, @TheBillfishFoundation.