R/V Billy B

Here's the Billy B in action trying to tag another blue marlin.

In addition to research grants, MCF also uses a “value-added” approach to support research efforts at TAMUG. MCF uses a model that adds value to the A&M directed research by donating the time and use of staff and assets. One asset that has made a significant contribution to the blue marlin tagging program is the R/V Billy B. Generously donated to the Foundation by Mr. John W. Lyons Jr. in 2007, the Billy B is a 46′ sport fishing vessel that performs the majority of the tagging work off of the Texas and Louisiana coasts.