Billfish Act Legislation bans import of billfish products

The legislation bans the import of billfish products into the United States. Even though the U.S. has been a world leader with respect to the establishment of catch-and-release practices for billfish species by recreational anglers and a reduction in bycatch by the U.S. commercial fishing fleet through seasonal closures and gear restrictions, this nation was still the world’s largest importer of billfish products.http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/dec/07/billfish-act-helps-ensure-future-looks-better/