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