Miami billfish tourney helps conservation groups

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A total of 288 anglers aboard 61 boats fished for more $106,000 in cash, plus prizes and trophies, at the recent Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament.

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The tournament and fundraiser was held March 31-April 3 at the Miami Beach Marina on South Beach. More than $25,000 was donated to education and area marine conservation organizations, including groups such as The Billfish Foundation, the Florida Keys Marine Laboratory, the Coastal Conservation Association, the International Game Fish Association and The Education Fund.

The tournament has raised and donated more than $675,000 to marine conservation and education through the years.

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