As of 1997, the Guatemalan Congress approved the current fishing laws that contemplated the protection of the sailfish (Istiophorus Platypterus), stating: It strictly prohibits commercial fishing, capture, processing, exporting of the sailfish, except for sporting practices.
For his leadership role creating and working for the Guatemalan Sailfish Commission and his vision to expand it within the region, Niels receives from IGFA President Rob Kramer the coveted Conservation Award.
In 2014, our government’s cabinet signed the gubermental decree creating the Sailfish Commission. It incorporates within a Task Force, representatives from the ministries directly related to the enforcement of the fishing laws with the private charter boat and sportfishing federation to work towards a SUSTAINABLE TOURISM INDUSTRY for our country. This milestone decree has become the framework for billfish regulation within Central America.
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Pacific Fins Resort & Marina is Guatemala Fishing at its best. Our boutique hotel with private villas and suites is located in the world’s most productive billfishing destination. We offer all-inclusive fishing packages with a la carte dining, open bar, and custom, personalized service. Our setting on the water and attention to detail is unmatched in Guatemala.
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