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For the first time in Costa Rica, women who love sport fishing will go to sea in a world-class retouch to compete for the title of Best International Fisher-woman during the Billfish Championship. Registration for the tournament took place today, and competition will take place today and tomorrow at Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Marina will award a trophy for the team winner and for each of its participants in each category, which include  billfish (sailfish and marlin), tuna fishing, and Dorado.

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to an amazing organization called the Seeds of Hope. They work in Costa Rica on the national and local level to combat sexual exploitation, drugs, violence and trafficking of minors.

Teams will compete for cash prizes as well.

“After all the billfish releases, a verification is made by means of videos… tuna and dorado species will be weighed in the official Roman Navy of the Pez Vela,” said Jeff Duchesneau, general manager of Marina Pez Vela. “The fisherwoman who gets more points at the end of the two fishing days will be crowned as the best in the world.”

The Marina expects approximately 30 to 40 teams in the tournament, with fisherwomen from Costa Rica, the United States, Panama, Mexico, Angola and Canada. Teams have at least two members, with a maximum of five.

In addition to the main tournament, Marina Pez Vela will have other activities on Feb. 22 and 23, such as a party to start the event, activities on the docks on the second day and a white party for the award.

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