Havana, Cuba.- More than 10 boats from Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Italy and France took part at the 63rd International Marlin Fishing Tournament at Havana’s Ernest Hemingway Marina.
Sponsored by the Hemingway International Nautical Club and the Cuban Tourism Ministry, the tournament featured a visual arts exhibit to pay homage to painter and boat captain Jorge Yuvero, who usually takes part at the fishing competition, said Nayiala Linares, Marina PR.
Sessions on the preparation of baits on circular hooks and captures were also on the event’s agenda.
In an effort to invigorate the tournament and contribute to the protection of the marine ecosystem, the event’s included other categories in addition to the tag and release modality, such as the offshore challenge, consisting of catching fish of different species in a single day fishing session.
The International Marlin Fishing Tournament is one of the oldest of its kind in the world promoting nautical sports. It was inaugurated on May 26, 1950 by Nobel Prize Ernest Hemingway, who lived almost 20 years in Cuba.