Tourist fishing aims to enable tourists to have a practical experience.
There is nothing better than to combine a beautiful day of tranquillity, that only the sea can provide, with fishing for your own dinner – without any of the inconvenience of preparation or cooking. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, just fish and eat!
There are around 560 caught species of fish in the Azores region, of which 25% are coastal fish (up to 200 m, near the coast of the islands), 75% are open ocean fish with only 18% of the species caught being traded.
It should be noted that most of the species are migratory or seasonal which has a bearing on their availability.
There are different types of fishing (hyperlink to the page (arts of fishing), depending on the location, the fishing gear and how it is done, each one having specific characteristics and its own degree of complexity.
We obey to several rules regarding good fishing practice:
- Capture the fish in a way to reduce the likelihood of losing it;
- Avoid catching juveniles and places where juvenile capture is most likely;
- Whenever possible, return / release the fish that will not be consumed;
- Handle the catch correctly and avoid unnecessary suffering;
- Preserve the environment: take care of the garbage; not to destroy or disturb the environment by respecting the interaction of the vegetation, birds and other wildlife;
- Not to use bait and lure in excess;
- Collaborate with local government and obtain information about management.