Around the world, fisheries are under threat. Development continues to encroach on wilderness areas, and climate change is affecting oceans and river habitats. Overfishing has also taken a toll on our finite fish species. Therefore, as fly-fishing business operators, we have a responsibility to not only protect these resources but to help preserve them for many generations to come. These goals manifest themselves in several ways.
From the Bahamas to Argentina and beyond, all Nervous Waters operations abide by a strict catch-and-release ethos implemented by guides and taught to clients. Whether it’s a Sea-Run Brown or spectacular Bone, all fish caught are carefully handled and quickly released in order to promote the health and propagation of the population.
In addition, we contribute to local economies in remote parts of the planet by educating communities on the long-term values of sustainable fisheries practices. We are proud supporters of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and its efforts to conserve saltwater species and flats habitats in the Bahamas. We also give to the Atlantic Salmon Federation, a nonprofit dedicated to this formidable game fish.
In Tierra del Fuego, our ongoing Sea Trout studies, spearheaded by professional biologists since 2011, explore how proper fish-handling practices play into the overall health of the fishery. At Pirá Lodge, located in the heart of the Iberá Wetlands of Corrientes, Argentina, we’re also teaming with National Park staff using GPS technology to tag and track dorado.
Ultimately, by monitoring the well-being and productivity of our Dorado and anadromous Trout treasures, we’re striving to become better stewards of the resource.
If you value quality fisheries as we do—and a tomorrow of extraordinary fishing on Argentina’s Río Grande, in the Bahamas, and throughout the Iberá ecosystem—please contact us to learn more about how you can contribute to the effort.