Skip to main content

The Billfish Foundation at Brazil's sportfishing Trade Show promoting conservation/sportfishing tourism

TBF continues worldwide awareness of marine conservation in its 25th anniversary year

The Billfish Foundation at Brazil's sportfishing Trade Show promoting conservation/sportfishing tourism
The Billfish Foundation at Brazil's sportfishing Trade Show promoting conservation/sportfishing tourism

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. USA -- The Billfish Foundations' global conservation and sportfishing tourism efforts will be highlighted in an opening day presentation August 10, at Brazil’s Pesca Sportfishing Trade Show in Sao Paulo. The trade show runs through August 12.

The seminar "The Science of Fisheries Conservation and the Economic Development of Sportfishing Tourism" will be presented by TBF's Elliott Stark at 10:30 a.m.

Stark, a science and policy specialist at the 25 year old non-profit organization which is committed to solely conserving and enhancing billfish populations globally, will highlight TBF's ongoing fisheries programs to empower continued strives in billfish conservation by several countries in South and Central America. Specific topics include sportfishing tourism, tagging and fisheries conservation issues, and representation of sportfishing interests in the management process.

"Brazil has an incredible sportfishing history and the potential to greatly expand its sportfishing tourism infrastructure," said Stark. "Sportfishing tourism is good for communities, good for tax bases, good for the oceans. This is an increasingly important means to empower fisheries conservation policy on national and international scales. TBF is proud to be able to work with some key members to promote conservation and sportfishing tourism in Brazil."


Marcelo Claro, the president of the Brazilian Sportfishing Trade Show is hosting The Billfish Foundation along with Waldyr Andrade Filho, owner of Bahia Sportfishing Lodge bahiapescaesportiva.com.br who is also donating the trip for the recently announced TBF Experience South America. The foundation recently launched the TBF Experience, a worldwide membership drive in strategic parts of the world with special regional prize packages for new and existing TBF's members from South American countries.


"The choices of traveling anglers can be influenced by countries directed conservation and marketing initiatives," said Stark. "In several regions of the globe we are seeing more dedication to increasing sportfishing tourism as a means to promote fisheries conservation as well as the economic well being of communities.

For more on joining The Billfish Foundation, starting at $40 annual membership, plus learning more about TBF Experience South America, please visit billfish.org. Or you can write to Stark at Elliott_Stark@billfish.org or phone him at TBF at 800-438-8247 ext101.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

New from Old Town: Sportsman Autopilot 136 and Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman

New from Old Town: Sportsman Autopilot 136 and Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman

Brand ambassador Ryan Lilly highlights the features of the Old Town AutoPilot 136 motorized kayak and the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman canoe.

Bowfishing from the Bank (Video)

Bowfishing from the Bank (Video)

There aren't many better ways to spend a summer night than skewering fish in the shallows.

MLF Pro Tips: How to Fish a New Lake

MLF Pro Tips: How to Fish a New Lake

Major League Fishing pros Alton Jones, Jeff Sprague, Anthony Gagliardi and James Watson share their thoughts on how to approach fishing a new lake for bass.

New G. Loomis IMX Pro Rod Series

New G. Loomis IMX Pro Rod Series

David Brinkerhoff of G. Loomis shares his knowledge of the new IMX Pro rod series. The IMX Pro rod series comes in 10 new models and will cover five technique-specific categories. Available Fall 2020. MSRP $345-355.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

The National Shooting Sports Foundation provides places to start.Are You a New Hunter Looking for Help? Hunting How-To

Are You a New Hunter Looking for Help?

Adam Heggenstaller - August 19, 2020

The National Shooting Sports Foundation provides places to start.

If you haven't looked at the smaller urban lakes in your area, you are missing out on some great bass pond fishing.Bass Pond Fishing: Catch Lunkers at Small Lakes Near You Bass

Bass Pond Fishing: Catch Lunkers at Small Lakes Near You

Dan Anderson

If you haven't looked at the smaller urban lakes in your area, you are missing out on some...

Field Skills: Want to be a better shooter? The first step is perfecting your release.6 Steps to the Perfect Trigger Pull on Your Compound Bow Hunting How-To

6 Steps to the Perfect Trigger Pull on Your Compound Bow

Jace Bauserman - August 27, 2020

Field Skills: Want to be a better shooter? The first step is perfecting your release.

More adjustability and improved balance make these nine compounds even easier to shoot.The Best Compound Bows for 2020 Bows

The Best Compound Bows for 2020

Jace Bauserman - August 24, 2020

More adjustability and improved balance make these nine compounds even easier to shoot.

See More Trending Articles

More Stories

Cabela's agrees to be bought by Bass Pro Shops in a deal valued at $5.5 billion that will combine the top two hunting and fishing retailers in the United StatesBass Pro Shops 'Reels In' Cabela's with $5.5 Billion Deal Stories

Bass Pro Shops 'Reels In' Cabela's with $5.5 Billion Deal

Abhijith Ganapavaram and Sruthi Shankar

Cabela's agrees to be bought by Bass Pro Shops in a deal valued at $5.5 billion that will...

That one little thing we don't think about while on the water, it's what separates the men from the boys.Tough Fishing Lessons Learned – The Landing Part Stories

Tough Fishing Lessons Learned – The Landing Part

Jeff Johnston - September 14, 2020

That one little thing we don't think about while on the water, it's what separates the men...

Major League Fishing (MLF), a made-for-television bass fishing competition featuring the country's top professional anglers, celebrates its 5-year anniversary this summer with news it has become the No. 1 fishing show in the nation.Major League Fishing Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary with Top Rating Stories

Major League Fishing Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary with Top Rating

MLF Communications

Major League Fishing (MLF), a made-for-television bass fishing competition featuring the...

A father-son fishing outing for bass culminated into a catch that tied a state record for yellow perch in Tennessee.Father-Son Outing Results in Tied State Record Stories

Father-Son Outing Results in Tied State Record

Game & Fish Online Staff - August 08, 2018

A father-son fishing outing for bass culminated into a catch that tied a state record for...

See More Stories

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now