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Tourism Influence

Most all of the Latin American countries rely heavily on tourism. For Mexico, tourism is the third largest income generator in the country. And, sport fishing tourism is a very big ticket in Mexico. It stands to reason, if tourism is critical to these countries, the politicians and policy makers will pay attention to sound studies involving the fisheries and the implementation of laws to protect them. Especially when the studies are done by a Foundation registered in Mexico.

How can we get these results to make a credible study? We believe it is easier than most people envision. It is all based around the tagging program.  Once you have tagged a roosterfish, make notes of the important information on the places provided on the tag card, in order to have them accurate a few days later after your fishing trip is done. This would include the captain’s name and boat, because he is eligible for the Captain of the Year awards, the date of the release, and the estimated weight, length and girth.

Also, we are very interested in the number of days spent targeting roosterfish and the number of fish caught per day. 

Then, when you get to a location, which may not happen until you get home, with a decent internet hookup and computer access, send the valid information to the Roosterfish Foundation at roosterfishfoundation@gmail.com  for each released roosterfish.

Then, at the same time, make a summary of your trip: 1) Of the location the fish were caught (eligible for the Roosterfish Capital of the World recognition) 2) The number of days fished (all species), 3) the number of days of your stay, 3) an estimation of how many tourist dollars spent in your time in the Latin American country (rounded off and excluding airfare), and 4) total number of different species caught.

It is our goal to provide not just tourism data on the roosterfish alone, but sport fishing in general, with data derived from the sportsmen participating in the roosterfish tagging program.

Note: Dollars spent will be published information as well of number of days fished, etc. but all names are withheld from all data compilations. It will be shown as Angler 1, 2 ,3, etc. All data is for the use of the Roosterfish Foundation only, and will be used only for these specific studies, and nothing else.