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Dominican Republic to sponsor 20th annual billfish tournament
Published on May 16, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

CAP CANA, Dominican Republic -- The Dominican Republic ministry of tourism is to be the title sponsor of the International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout.

Taking place June 4-11 at the Cap Cana Marina, this year marks the 20th anniversary for the "grand prix" of billfish tournaments. In addition to world-class fishing, a full-week of accompanying festivities is planned, including beach parties, golfing, culinary competitions and more.

"We're thrilled to once again partner with the event and help them celebrate 20 years of success," said Magaly Toribio, marketing advisor for the Dominican Republic ministry of tourism. "Dominican Republic has a long-standing history as a major fishing destination thanks to location, as well as first-class facilities and hospitality. We look forward to our ongoing growth and success in the sport."

The billfish season in Dominican Republic typically runs from April to August each year. May and June are the best months for white marlin, while August is typically when the largest blue marlins are caught. Over the past few years, marlin numbers have thrived on the east coast due to the favourable environment and the installment of fish-attracting devices (FADs). These numbers were recognized by Billfish Report, which named the country the World's Top Billfish Destination in 2013.
 
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