For the fourth consecutive year, Guatemala will receive celebrities from the sports world for its international fishing tournament. This activity seeks the conservation of sailfish and the development of the Pacific region.


Guatemala has the perfect oceanographic conditions for tourist and sport fishing, ideal activities for the conservation of the sailfish and the socioeconomic development of the region.


From May 2 to 6, the fourth edition of the sport fishing invitation tournament will take place in the shores of the Guatemalan Pacific, in which the main objective is to raise awareness of the conservation and protection of sailfish, a resource of great importance for the country. This edition will also feature the participation of celebrities of international stature and personalities that have been of great benefit for sport fishing in the region.


One of the important moments of the event will be a scientific presentation by Dr. Nelson Ehrnhardt, Professor of the Department of Marine Ecosystem and Society of the Rosentiel School of Marine Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami, on results of satellite marks placed on sailfish last year. With these devices, the movements of the fish were monitored over a period of 12 months to demonstrate the activity of the specimens and analyze their behavior.


The Guatemalan Tourism Institute and twelve of the most important brands of equipment for sport fishing and the tourism industry in the world supported the tournament. In addition, supported by companies in Guatemala dedicated to fishing tourism.


The National Commission for the Protection of Sailfish, created through government agreement 184-2014, seeks appropriate strategies for the socio-economic development of the Guatemalan Pacific by promoting sport and tourism in sport fishing by conserving the species of sailfish.