In a bold move, Hilton Hotels and Resorts in Costa Rica’s restaurants set example for others in promoting sportfishing ecotourism by taking sailfish and marlin off their menus.
They adopted the stance after working with The Billfish Foundation and the Costa Rica Sport Fishing Federation (FECOPT).
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. USA. – The Billfish Foundation (TBF) entered into an agreement with its conservation partner, the Costa Rica Sport Fishing Federation (FECOPT) and four participating Hilton Worldwide hotels in Costa Rica, pledging to stop serving all sailfish and marlin.
Because of a socio-economic study released last year by TBF showing the huge economic value of sportfishing tourism to Costa Rica, the participating hotels adopted the ban on billfish from their restaurants in part to promote responsible and sustainable tourism …. read more at Hilton Hotel Stops Serving Marlin and Sailfish