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SCMO has always been a celebration of billfish and offshore fishing. But without conservation, there can be no celebration. To help you understand the challenges facing the billfish population, and the ways you can help, we've collected the following resources. Check back often, as we will be continually adding to this very important section.

SCMO Resources

Tag & Release Primer

Educate yourself on how to personally conserve billfish.

Why Release Marlin?

Our position on why no marlin should be killed.

Friends of Fish Forum

Get the latest information on conservation issues and post your thoughts.

Conservation Organizations

The Billfish Foundation

Dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of billfish populations worldwide through scientific research, education, and advocacy.

Recreational Fishing Alliance

A political action organization fighting to preserve the rights of the recreational angler.

United Anglers of Southern California

Commited to the conservation of our marine resources, fish management, fishery restoration and marine enforcement.

Useful Conservation Links

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

Responsible for the conservation of tunas and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and its adjacent seas

Pacific Fishery Management Council

Responsible for managing West Coast pelagic species

If you come across something you think would be useful here, please let us know.

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