The winners of TBF’s Annual Tag & Release Awards Competition were honored in a fun-filled ceremony at Jungle Island on Saturday, February 19, 2010. These Captains, Mates and Anglers (including Youth & Ladies) tagged or released the most of each billfish species in each of the world’s three major oceans during the 2009-2010 competition year. In addition to celebrating the award winners, this event also kicked off TBF’s Silver Anniversary! The crowd had an amazing time at this year’s event, first enjoying cocktails and hors d’ouevres on a terrace overlooking the Miami skyline. The party then moved inside for the Awards Ceremony before being treated to a big surprise- an animal meet and greet with some of Jungle Island’s coolest residents! Kangaroos and monkeys and snakes… oh my!
A big thanks goes out again to our Tag & Release Program Sponsors- American Custom Yachts, Costa, Dockwise Yacht Transport, King Sailfish Mounts and Rybovich! Stay tuned next week for a more in-depth story on the ceremony, additional fun photos (with captions!) and more stories from the Miami Boat Show!