50 boats and 200 fisherwomen are expected for the 4th edition of the women’s fishing tournament “La Diosa del Mar” in Puerto Morelos.
PUERTO MORELOS – On July 9 and 10, Puerto Morelos will host the 4th edition of the “La Diosa del Mar” International Fishing Tournament, under the sanitary protocols indicated by the authorities, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fishing contest is exclusively for women although the boat crew may consist of men. The annual tournament, generally draws 30-35 boats but was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
Although it had been announced that, due to the mandated COVID restrictions, this edition would see its number of participants reduced to 50 percent, Karla Luna Rodríguez, President of the tournament organizing committee, said in an interview with Radio Formula that they are hoping for participation of 50 boats and around 200 fisherwomen.
It was announced that participants from various municipalities of Quintana Roo, from other states in Mexico and even from abroad have already registered for this sporting event. She did not specify how many registrations they have to date for the 2021 edition of the event.
“It is not only about a day of fishing with friends, but about showing that we are capable of doing it, and we do it very well,” said Karla Luna Rodríguez. The tournament, she said, will proceed as usual this year, with the regrettable exception of the Captains’ Dinner.
The official registration of teams will be held on July 9. Women who register solo with be placed with a team by the organizing committee. The tournament will kick off with the whistle at 8:00 am sharp. Boats must return to the docks for weigh in by 4:00 pm. The tournament will follow all best practices for catch and release, governed by specific regulations for the preservation the local populations of white and blue marlin and sailfish. Other species such as dorado and wahoo will be taken to the scales with a weigh minimum of 10 pounds in place.
It was also announced that the committee of this tournament will form a civil association to promote causes for the benefit of women. The organization will also organize community events such as the sargassum clean up that happened on June 26.
Registration has a cost of two thousand pesos per team and can be done digitally on the website www.ladiosadelmarpm.com.mx.
Source: Palco Quintanaroense