Three spectacular mounts from the newest Panama Marine Resource Foundation member King Sailfish Mounts have arrived here in Panama! A Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, and Dorado are perfectly packaged in this large crate sent down last week. We are honored to have these guys on board and part of the PMRF! Thanks guys!!
Check out their website at http://www.kingsailfishmounts.com/ or contact us here for special pricing incentives for ordering through the PMRF.
The Panama Marine Resource Foundation was started by a small group of international environmentally concerned sport fishing enthusiasts, commercial fishing interests, marine conservationists, and concerned citizens living here in Panama and abroad. Our first meeting in David Panama in 2012 was attended by the governmental agencies, A.R.A.P. and A.N.A.M. who are responsible for the marine resources here in Panama. The governmental agencies were joined by the top six sport fishing lodges here in the state of Chiquiri, Marina operators, sporting goods dealers, hotels and and concerned citizens. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the problems here in Panama within the marine community. Loss of critical habitat, over fishing and illegal fishing within the country were discussed in detail. A president, and officers were elected within the foundation, of which I was honored to become it’s first president. first elected. I have been a life long waterman, boat captain and surfing enthusiast . We now have established a licensed non profit foundation within the United States and working on getting the same status here in Panama. The foundation is growing daily and picking up new members within Panama and internationally. Corporations such as Suzuki Motors, Shimano America, Oakley, Rapala and many more have become supporters of what we are trying to achieve. Panama is a country with many fishing rules and regulations but little if any enforcement. Infringement within the waters of Panama occur daily as there is no organized marine patrol to enforce the existing and new proposed regulations. Panama was originally know as “the land of abundant fish” in the old native languages. This over the years has changed and we need help now. There are no license requirements, no size or daily catch regulations , no seasons and no protected species here! You can see that this is a blueprint for disaster. Man’s greed will always put mother nature on the short end of the stick. There is a one hundred million dollar sport-fishing industry here in Panama that can not withstand the current pressure being applied to the marine environment, to keep panama ‘s waters and fishery in a sustainable manner we need your help and involvement. The lodge and sport fishing industry has supported the P.M.R.F. from the beginning and understands what we are trying to accomplish with our work. When selecting a lodge in the future be sure and ask if they are a member.
We are an all volunteer foundation dedicated to making things here in Panama and all of the Americas a better place in the future. People just sometimes sit back and hope someone else will take the challenge we are facing but you can be that person who can really help change the world. Take a few minutes and follow this site as we make progress.
Thank you in advance for your caring,
John W. Maynard
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