Conservation and Care

We Care

Pisces’ vision for the future is reflected in our conservation efforts which, by employing fishing best practices and humane handling of catches, support the preservation of the ecosystem. Our respectful approach towards marine life has been recognized by different institutions such as the IGFA, the Gray Fishtag Research, and the Billfish Foundation.

Grayfishtag Research

Top Tagging Fleet in the Pacific Coast Mexico

IGFA

Lifetime Achievement Award for Conservation

Billfish Foundation

Top Overall Marlin Release Captain Worldwide

TripAdvisor

Certificate of Excellence

Roosterfish Research in Cabo

Satellite Tagging BIG Yellowfin Tuna in Cabo with Pisces

Tag & Release

Pisces is committed to conservation of billfish (marlin, sailfish, etc) In addition to having received recognition from IGFA, we’ve also been the recipients of the Billfish Foundation Award for the most striped marlin released worldwide in a single year—an award we’ve received multiple times! We believe that by encouraging catch and release, we allow anglers to experience the thrill of catching these awesome creatures while allowing them to swim off into the sunset to see another day. Protecting marlin is important in order to keep our oceans healthy and ensure their survival for future generations. We’re proud of our 98.6% release rate! Of course, if a fisherman feels strongly about keeping their fish, we most certainly help them to do so within legal limits and can even suggest local restaurants where they can prepare their catch.

Step 1: Catch a fish
Step 2: Tag the fish
Step 3: Track it

Suggestions for How to Handle Billfish

  1. Do not remove the fish from the water, even for a picture. (Removal from water reduces survival rates by 60-80%)
  2. Use de-hooking devices to remove hook. If hook cannot be removed, cut the leader as close to the hook as possible.
  3. Use circle hooks. The fish is usually hooked in the jaw or corner of the mouth, making it easier to remove the hook and less harmful to the fish.
  4. Revive the fish by keeping it in the water, place boat in gear and have oxygenated water pass over the gills.

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