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16 Aug 2022
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Sport Fishing

What is Fish Tagging? 

Tagging fish has been a practice that dates as far back as the 1600’s, though it started gaining momentum in the 1800’s with a primary focus on salmon species, and by the 1940’s the science of fish tagging had become the standard method of studying fish. 

Fish tagging allows anglers, scientists, and conservationists alike to understand how each species survives and thrives on a much deeper level. 

How Does it Work and Why is it Important? 

Data is collected when an already tagged fish is recaptured at a later date. “The catch information is linked to the original tag and release, and then compared to the recapture data” as explained in an article by The tags gather information on movement, location, depths traveled and water temperatures. 

The article goes on to say, “The data provided by tagging programs helps fisheries biologists understand more about fish movements or patterns, growth, habitats, and mortality rates. This information is vital to improve the conservation and management of game fish species and can help encourage catch and release best practices that contribute to healthy fish populations.”

Sport Fishing In Costa Rica

Being one top destinations for sport fishing in the world, there are many who are interested in contributing to these efforts here in Costa Rica. In fact, we are proud to report earlier this month, Maverick Yachts Costa Rica, located out of Los Sueños Marina, took part in an epic fish tagging event sponsored by Gray FishTag Research, Inc

On August 5th, 2022, the teams successfully deployed a satellite tag on a black marlin for the first time in Costa Rica. They were also able to snag themselves a blue marlin on the same trip. While black and blue marlin were their top priority they also able to catch a cubera snapper, wahoo, sailfish, yellow fin tuna and dorado in the same day.  Talk about a great day of fishing in Costa Rica!

Fishing Out of Los Sueños Marina

Did you know sport fishing tourism in Costa Rica creates 13 thousand jobs and injects over $500 million USD each year into the national economy? It’s true, and the marina at Los Sueños plays a large role in that ecosystem.  This is, in part, due to tournaments held out of Los Sueños Marina, including the world renowned annual Signature Triple Series. Anglers from all around the globe come together and it is truly one of the most exciting fishing tournaments in the world!

Let Us Hook You Up!

Whether you are traveling for a specific tournament, or simply a fun vacation with family or friends, and are looking to see what all the hype is all about, our expert staff can hook you up! From our amazing selection of luxury vacation rentals in Los Sueños Resort, to helping you plan every last detail of your trip, and not to mention we know all the best boats and captains to ensure that you see what sport fishing in Costa Rica is all about.

Contact us today and let us help you build the vacation of your dreams!