San Blas to Host First Environmental Fishing Tournament
Enrique Vazquez - Milenio
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June 24, 2022

San Blas, Nayarit is the venue for the First Zero Emissions Environmental Fishing Tournament to be held from August 5 to 7. An event that aims to clean the beaches "El Borrego" and "El Estero", near the pier of garbage, the first to be held in the Mexican Pacific. It is considered that this first tournament will benefit 11 linear kilometers of mangrove and 2.8 kilometers of beach.

It is called Environmental Fishing because it consists of conserving species by catching and releasing fish as a good sport fishing practice. The inauguration is on Friday, August 5, on the 6th the environmental fishing program Capture and release in the estuary and on Sunday there will be the program Cleaning Waves and "Don't forget your trash" on the beach and estuary, according to Francisco Navarrete Buhaya, general director of the State Association of Sport Fishing of Nayarit, who explained that the prize pool is more than 170,000 pesos.

"It is focused on people in kayaks, canoes, everything that has to do with not having an engine, surfers, people who use tires to fish for oysters can register, the important thing is that the boats they use or the means, does not emit fuel and does not damage the sea. There are prizes in the Kayak Sport Fishing category, three places with fishing equipment for first, second and third place and trophies and in the beach trash fishing category there will be cash, three places 5 thousand, 3 thousand and 1,500 pesos and a trophy and the trash fishing with Kayak, first place is a Kayak worth more than 50 thousand pesos, second and third place is a sport fishing equipment", said Navarrete Buhaya.

So far about one hundred kayak participants are expected from Colima, Jalisco, Durango and Nayarit and others from the JAC Mexico organization and Grupo Sierra. Registrations are already open and close on August 4, you can register through a platform in Bucerias and San Blas Nayarit.

The promoter and organizer added: "the Tournament will be held on the beach of El Borrego walking and its coastline and adjacent to the part of the estuary from the port area to the only mouth before reaching Tuxpan and Ruiz, all until you reach the estuary there will be beach and estuary cleaning".

The winners will be those who score the most points and collect the most garbage. The fishing activities will be done by kayak, which confirms the zero emission of polluting elements into the sea. "In addition, the organization of the tournament contemplates the donation of garbage containers to the coastal municipality, a local culinary exhibition and recreational activities on the pier that highlight the importance of caring for the environment and mangroves, promoting sports and family coexistence," said Navarrete Buhaya.

In addition to Navarrete Buhaya at the press conference where the tournament was announced were Sara Silva Montiel, marketing and communication director of JAC Mexico and Giant Motors Latin America; José Antonio Barajas López, municipal president of San Blas, Nayarit; Jorge Luis Sierra Kelly, brand director of JAC Sierra Tepic and Alberto González, secretary and judge certified by the National Federation of Sport Fishing.

Registrations are free, and will be made through the media's social networks, at JAC Mexico Grupo Sierra in Insurgentes and Bucerías and at the tourism department of the municipality of San Blas. More information at

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