For whom going to sea is something new and different, or who haven’t been on a boat for more than 10 years, and / or tend towards seasickness. No specific knowledge is required about fishing.
SUGGESTED FISHING: Trawling, low-bottom-fishing (for more Info consult Types of Fishing)
This level goes from the person who has little experience of being at sea, but who nevertheless enjoys the experience, not suffering from seasickness and have some, or even no knowledge of how to fish with a line and hook to the ones that fish from the coast or the sea and despite suffering from seasickness, can cope well and overcome it, allowing them to practice the technical skills involved without hindrance.
SUGGESTED FISHING: Deep-bottom fishing, trawling, jigging, big game fishing (for more Info consult Types of Fishing)
This level is for people that being on water is an integral part of their daily life, those that during their lifetime have or had periods of assiduous practice of a certain technique of fishing on board ship. It is not necessary to have a history as a professional but concrete evidence of the practice of fishing. This classification will always be submitted for evaluation by the skipper who is in charge for the activity.
SUGGESTED FISHING: Any and all type (s) of fishing. (for more Info consult Types of Fishing)
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.