The Portuguese Federation of Underwater Activities (FPAS) under the authority of the World Confederation of Underwater Activities (CMAS) and in partnership with the Municipality of Vila do Bispo, organizes the XXXI World Championship Fishing 6-10 of September. The event will take place in the village of Sagres and is an important milestone for Portugal in the area of underwater activities, which are expected more than 400 people, including athletes and their respective delegations of about 25 countries.
The event begins with the reception to the participants, on the 6th, followed by, on the 7th, a tour and Championship Opening Ceremony. On 8 and 9, due to competition, culminating in the ceremony of awards and the closing dinner on the last day.
The competition in teams and individual aims to promote the practice of underwater fishing, deconstructing some myths related to this sport as a contribution to the extinction of species. In this regard, it should be noted that only allowable catches of species with sporting value, identified in the supplementary regulations of the race, with minimum weight limits and quotas by species. All catches taken during the competition will be offered to charities.
It is recalled that the last world organized in Portugal took place in Sines in 2006, in which Portugal was World Champion for teams. In 2011, in Peniche, has won the Individual Champion in the competition Euro-African and World Individual Champion in Vigo the following year by the same athlete Algarve Jody Lot.
In this race, the Portuguese team will be guided by Rui Torres you have in your squad athletes Jody Lot, André Domingues, Pedro Domingues, Matthias Sandeck, João Miguel Santos and Pescadero.
Ricardo Joseph, President of FPAS, believes that “Portugal is a serious candidate to victory, both in the form of teams and individual.”