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An ethical fishing event

Monaco Tagging Tournament

 

3-4 August 2018

Some 150 sports anglers divided between 20 boats will be gathering for the second and final stage of the Monaco Tagging Tournament. After Beaulieu-sur-Mer, it is the turn of Monaco’s bay to host this “tag-and-release” competition, being held for the first time in 18 years. The event is part of an ethical and responsible approach to the sport and has attracted Monegasque, French and Italian fishermen

 

Organised by the Monegasque sea fishing association (Association des Pêcheurs en Mer de Monaco) in collaboration with the Yacht Club de Monaco, it is also supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and Monaco Maritime Affairs and Environment Departments.

 

Strict tag-and-release procedure

 

All participants must fully respect the tag-and-release procedure as David Gamba, President of the FMP (Fédération Monégasque de Pêche) explains: “The goal is to educate fishermen on how to protect the marine environment by actively involving them in how we gain knowledge and manage fish stocks. Participants will be taught a tag-and-release procedure that is widely used by the scientific community

. It’s an initiative that will add to the spectrum of research.”  

Competitors have to video the catch from the moment the animal takes the bait, through all the stages, including attaching the tag before the fish is returned to the water.

 

New values for the sport

 

As there can be consequences if not done properly, it is important fishermen understand the techniques. By promoting a type of fishing that respects the marine environment, this kind of competition is good for the sport’s image, as those taking part pass on their observations to scientists. “Given the areas studied, the fisherman becomes an ally of science,” adds David, who also does trips under the High Quality Whale Watching label into the Pelagos Sanctuary. After a first day spent on equipment inspections and registrations, participants head out to sea from 6.00am on Saturday 4th August for the start of the Monaco Tagging Tournament.

Monaco Tagging Tournament

 

3-4 August 2018

Some 150 sports anglers divided between 20 boats will be gathering for the second and final stage of the Monaco Tagging Tournament. After Beaulieu-sur-Mer, it is the turn of Monaco’s bay to host this “tag-and-release” competition, being held for the first time in 18 years. The event is part of an ethical and responsible approach to the sport and has attracted Monegasque, French and Italian fishermen

 

Organised by the Monegasque sea fishing association (Association des Pêcheurs en Mer de Monaco) in collaboration with the Yacht Club de Monaco, it is also supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and Monaco Maritime Affairs and Environment Departments.

 

Strict tag-and-release procedure

 

All participants must fully respect the tag-and-release procedure as David Gamba, President of the FMP (Fédération Monégasque de Pêche) explains: “The goal is to educate fishermen on how to protect the marine environment by actively involving them in how we gain knowledge and manage fish stocks. Participants will be taught a tag-and-release procedure that is widely used by the scientific community

. It’s an initiative that will add to the spectrum of research.”  

Competitors have to video the catch from the moment the animal takes the bait, through all the stages, including attaching the tag before the fish is returned to the water.

 

New values for the sport

 

As there can be consequences if not done properly, it is important fishermen understand the techniques. By promoting a type of fishing that respects the marine environment, this kind of competition is good for the sport’s image, as those taking part pass on their observations to scientists. “Given the areas studied, the fisherman becomes an ally of science,” adds David, who also does trips under the High Quality Whale Watching label into the Pelagos Sanctuary. After a first day spent on equipment inspections and registrations, participants head out to sea from 6.00am on Saturday 4th August for the start of the Monaco Tagging Tournament.