CABA Meeting

AGENDA CABA (Central America Billfish Association) MEETING OCTOBER 28th, 2016 GUATEMALA CITY

MORNING SESSION

9:00 AM Scientific developments in support of billfish conservation

since the February CABA meeting by University of Miami scientists.

10:00 AM Review of worldwide use of FADs in larger pelagic fisheries by

University of Miami scientists.

10:45 AM Discussions on actual and potential use of FADs in billfish

recreational fisheries and small scale fisheries in Central America. All

in attandeance.

11:15 AM Report on activities of the Sailfish Conservation Commission by

Niels Erichsen and Manoel Cifuentes.

11:30 AM Financial mechanisms that contribute to the sustainability of

sailfish tourism fishing in Guatemala by Oscar Villagran, BIOFIN Project

11:45 AM Technical projects in support of the Sailfish Conservation

Commission, by Raquel Sigueriza de Micheo, PNUD Guatemala

AFTERNOON SESSION

2:00 PM Concepts to create a Central American Sportfishing Tour

Operator Federation by Niels Erichsen (Guatemala Pacific Fins Lodge)

2:20 PM OSPESCA as a mechanism for fisheries integration in Central

Amercia by Mario Gonzalez Recinos, OSPESCA Executive Director

2:40 PM The role of CABA regarding technical and scientific support to

billfish conservation strategies adopted in the region by Nelson

Ehrhardt, CABA Scientific Director and University of Miami Professor of

Fisheries

3:00 PM Round table of discussions on institutional development and

strategic implementation for the new Federation led by Niels Erichsen

and Nelson Ehrhardt with participation of all those atteding the

session.

5:00 PM Adjourn

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