The Billfish Foundation
Cortez Yacht Charters
CORTEZ YACHT CHARTERS, in cooperation with THE BILLFISH
FOUNDATION, provides every Charter Master of a sportfishing
cruiser a free 1 year membership in THE BILLFISH FOUNDATION,
a prestigious organization, recognized worldwide as the leading
authority on billfish resources. This innovative program, now
in it's third year, has been made possible in part throught
the efforts of the GAVIOTA SPORTFISHING FLEET (Cabo San Lucas),
ZIHUATANEJO SPORTFISHING FLEET (Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo), and the
ARIES FLEET (Mazatlan).
Our goal is to provide hundreds of new members
to The Billfish Foundation, increasing angler awareness for
"catch & release" and conservation of the oceans' resources.
On the 1st of each month, our office provides
information to The Billfish Foundation for all deposited Charter
Masters. During the following 4 - 6 weeks, you will begin receiving
their specialty information & publications, focused on the world's
billfish resources. For those of you who charter several times
a year, Cortez Yacht Charters will contribute to the educational
fund of The Billfish Foundation for each seperate charter.
Each of the participating companies have agreed
to encourage the release of billfish in their respective fishing
areas and will provide the angler with a "Billfish Release Notification
Card". The cards will be forwarded to The Billfish Foundation
and the angler will receive a special, parchment release certificate,
suitable for framing. This applies to every member of your angling
The Billfish Foundation adheres to a "conservation
through research" approach and is recognized by governments
across the globe. Our involvement, yours and ours, with this
scientific organization will be an investment in billfish for
the future and ensuring the continuous availability of billfish
for our children's children...