Billfish Research and Management Newsletter

During the past 20 years my colleagues and I have collected biological samples from fish brought to the weigh stations at Canyon Club and Ocean City during the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 tournament. We’ve used these samples in a variety of research projects in our laboratory at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and we have shared samples with colleagues around the world. Each year I’ve produced this newsletter to provide feedback on what we’ve learned from the samples and to give an update on current issues in billfish research and management.—Dr. John Graves