Saltwater Fishing Tournaments

Saltwater Fishing Tournaments

State Billfish Certificate

If you are one of the fortunate anglers who lands, tags, or releases a blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, or swordfish, or who releases or tags a spearfish off the South Carolina coast, you are eligible to receive an official state certificate to document your angling achievement. Also eligible for certificates are anglers who tag and release billfish in other areas of the world as participants in the SC Marine Game Fish Tagging Program. The only requirements are that you contact a biologist with the Billfish Monitoring Program and provide information concerning your catch. These certificates are being offered by the Office of Fisheries Management in an ongoing effort to document all billfish landed or released off the South Carolina coast and to document participation in the Marine Game Fish Tagging Program. This program provides vital life history information needed for billfish management. Report your fish, promptly, to:

Billfish Monitoring Program
P. O. Box 12559
Charleston, SC 29422-2559
(843) 953-9365
(843) 953-9362 FAX
E-mail: DukesA@dnr.sc.gov