What Does the Latest Swordfish Stock Assessment Say?

Tweet RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ATLANTIC SWORDFISH VARY BY STOCK Highly migratory species, including tunas and billfish, travel the world’s oceans and traverse national boundaries. Regional fishery management organizations (RFMOs) work at the international level to manage such species, bringing together scientists … Continue reading →

TBF Goes Mobile

Tweet TBF LAUNCHES FREE MOBILE APPLICATION TO EASILY REPORT AND SEARCH TAG AND RELEASE DATA.   Over the past 26 years, the sportfishing community has provided The Billfish Foundation (TBF) with over 220,000 tag and release records, making it the largest private billfish database worldwide. The data … Continue reading →

Angler Fishing Glasses – Slide Show

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Florida: Swordfish management pays off in expanded fishing

TweetSwordfish management is a success story. Overfished in the 1980s and ’90s, the swordfish stock has since been fully rebuilt, thanks to domestic and international conservation measures. Recently, NOAA Fisheries Highly Migratory Species Division created a new open-access commercial swordfish … Continue reading →

The Billfish Foundation current Highly Migratory Species issues

TweetThe Billfish Foundation wants to keep anglers up to date on the most current Highly Migratory Species (HMS) issues The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is currently advancing three proposed Fishery Management Plan Amendments and one White Paper to modify … Continue reading →