Ricky Sands and Petie Lowe were thrilled with their catch, which weighed in at 112 pounds and nearly six feet long with a 31” girth.
While commercial fisheries are key in helping secure foreign exchange earnings in the region, small-scale fisheries are dominant in supplying badly needed jobs, and ensuring food security.
The Bahamas Billfish Championship announced that Silver Airways will be the series’ 2013 ‘presenting sponsor.’
The Bahamas Billfish Championship kicked-off its 40th anniversary celebration by publishing five online ‘yearbooks’ with images of the people and events that made the Series memorable
Former Member of Parliament Pierre Dupuch outlines seven steps government ministries can take to work together to return the Bahamas fishing industry to Bahamians.
Bahamas National Trust officials are “gravely concerned” that the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is even considering the possibility of extending the grouper season as such a move could damage fishing stocks for future seasons.
The Bahamas needs tougher laws against poaching to deter the illegal activity. Fines as high as $250,000 and/or 25 years imprisonment have been proposed.
Some offshore anglers are intensely secretive about their big game locations and techniques but not R.J. Boyle, one of South Florida’s foremost authorities on daytime and nighttime swordfishing.
Host of some of The Bahamas’ most memorable fishing tournaments in past seasons, the venerable Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina will host the Bahamas Wahoo Smackdown tournament, scheduled for November 15-17.