Guatemala – First country to legislate the protection of the sailfish

As of 1997, the Guatemalan Congress approved the current fishing laws that contemplated the protection of the sailfish (Istiophorus Platypterus), stating:  It strictly prohibits commercial fishing, capture, processing, exporting of the sailfish, except for sporting practices.

Caba Logo

Satellite Logbook System

CABA is currently implementing a real-time catch and effort data acquisition system with the University of Miami throughout Guatemala and now in Costa Rica.  The system implements a waterproof Android smartphone connected wirelessly via bluetooth to a satellite antenna.

arrecifes Guatemala

Arrecifes artificiales benefician a más
de 3 mil familias del sector pesquero artesanal

Promueven el desarrollo de la vida marina y los pescadores del sector encuentran mejor variedad de peces comerciales.  Para 2009 se tiene previsto lanzar 400 nuevos arrecifes.

guatemala monitoring

Guatemala – Monitoring Billfish in real time

Pacific Fins in Guatemala has outfitted its boats with a tracking system that monitors billfish activity.