The Sports Fishing Tournament Offshore World Championship will take place from April 15th until Friday, April 20th in Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, where 51 teams from 30 countries will compete to be crowned.
Among the participating countries are Costa Rica, United States, Australia, Trinidad & Tobago, Angola, Mexico, Fiji, Brazil, Bermuda, New Zealand, New Guinea, Dominican Republic, Barbados, South Africa, Panama, Spain, Croatia, Canada and Guatemala, among others.
During the four days of fishing in tournaments, more than 240 master fishermen from at least 30 countries will target sailfish (with a value of 200 points per launch) and the elusive blue, black and striped marlin (worth 500 points per launch) ). Game fish over 25 pounds (yellowfin, wahoo and dorado) also earn points per team and count towards individual prizes.
“The diversity of beaches, ecotourism, climate and especially the marine fauna that Costa Rica offers has left the country so well positioned that for the fourth consecutive year it is the headquarters of the World Sport Fishing Championship, promising high expectations for the tourism sector in the country, “said Jeff Duchesneau, manager of Marina Pez Vela.
Costa Rica offers incredible fishing for species such as sailfish, blue marlin, black marlin, striped tuna, yellowfin and golden, with some variation due to temperatures and water currents.
Once again in Costa Rica, sports and tourism are combined in a maximum use of natural resources, strategic geographical position, exotic landscapes and the quality of tourism, which will attract the attention of countries around the world, consolidating the tourist differentiation of our country, said Mauricio Ventura, Minister of Tourism.
Source: La Republica