Sustainability and conservation have increasingly become a key part of the narrative at big game fishing tournaments. Catch and release divisions continue to grow in the billfish categories, and the angling community is more dedicated than ever to protecting the fishery that so many of us enjoy.
That’s why there was a natural fit between the Sport Fishing Championship and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. Known for their vital scientific research and conservation efforts with marlin, sailfish, shark and other pelagic species, the GHOF is dedicated to a global sustainable fishery. Much of their billfish tagging work in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP) along the coastal regions from Baja, Central America and all the way down to the Galapagos, has been published internationally and has helped to influence regulations to assure a healthy fishery. As everyone knows, a strong fish population is directly proportional to successful fishing tournaments!
“We are so thrilled to be the beneficiary of the Sport Fishing Championship,” said world-renowned artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey. “With this funding, we will be able to expand our extensive STEAM curriculum for students and professional development programs for teachers. We are working every day to inspire young ocean ambassadors and provide them with exciting marine and environmental science experiences. Educating our future leaders in marine conservation and ocean sustainability has never been more critical, and the partnership between SFC and CBS Sports will go a long way in generating awareness.”