AGENDA CABA (Central America Billfish Association) MEETING OCTOBER 28th, 2016 GUATEMALA CITY
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
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
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
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
5:00 PM Adjourn