The Billfish Foundation (TBF) is proud to announce that Casa Vieja Lodge is TBF’s newest Tag and Release Program partner. They join King Sailfish Mounts, Pelagic Gear, and Bisbee’s Black and Blue, and Costa Sunglasses as sponsors of TBF’s cornerstone conservation program. Established in 1990, The Billfish Foundation’s Tag and Release Program is the largest private billfish tagging database in the world, and is the cornerstone of TBF’s conservation and advocacy efforts.
David and Kristen Salazar, the new owners of Casa Vieja Lodge, one of the world’s premier saltwater sports fishing destinations, are pleased to announce an expanded relationship with The Billfish Foundation (TBF) as a official Tag and Release Program Sponsor.
David said, “As new owners of Casa Vieja Lodge, and it only felt natural to become a TBF Tag and Release Sponsor.” “As stewards of the environment,” said Kristen, “Casa Vieja Lodge shares this vision, and always practices responsible conservation techniques so that future anglers can have an experience as special as those of today.”
The tag and release data provides valuable information for stock assessments that are instrumental in a time when industrial longlines represent the largest source of marlin mortality. This data provides the groundwork for conservation minded policy, scientific advancement and gives insight into the demographics and socio-economic benefits generated from billfishing.
Peter Chaibongsai, TBF’s Director of Science and Policy, said, “we are excited to have one of the premier fishing lodges on board to collect data and promote billfish conservation. It illustrates to us and their clientele that they understand the importance of billfish conservation, how better billfish numbers bring better business and most importantly, that conservation pays.”
Located on Guatemala’s Pacific coast, Casa Vieja Lodge provides anglers with an unbelievable resort experience and a modern, six-boat fleet to fish the world’s most productive waters for billfish angling. Its location and resources put Casa Vieja Lodge in a unique position to provide TBF with valuable data. This data aids TBF in its research, advocacy, and education efforts, promoting conservation. “
TBF is looking forward to having Casa Vieja Lodge on board and excited for the future with all these great companies coming on board to support TBF’s Tag and Release Program! To learn more about TBF’s Tag and Release program or to become a sponsor, please contact us at 954-938-01050 or by email.