PRESS RELEASE: 04.10.16, Rabat, Morocco
The growing fishing scene in Morocco welcomes their first official international sport fishing competition with the inaugural “Black Bass No Kill” event the 14th-16th October 2016. An event created by the Haut Commissariat, the official body behind the management of the waterways and forests of Morocco, marks a turning point for fishing tourism in Morocco. The Black Bass No Kill event will take place over 3 days in two locations; Moulay Abdellah lake and Taghazout. The event brings together the international fishing scene and the tourism industry; with art shows, product demonstrations, photo exhibitions, debates and the “No Kill” fishing competition.
Morocco has recently seen a flurry of local events promoting “catch and release” fishing, locally promoted as “No Kill”. These grass-roots events have been used as the qualifications for 20 anglers to win their spot to fish at the prestigious “Black Bass No Kill” event. Together with 10 Moroccan invitees and 10 International invites the waters of Tamri lake will be a hotbed of activity.
The event is organised in co-operation with the COP22, the international climate change meeting hosted in Marrakesh during November 2016. The event highlights the new laws which have been passed to help create jobs and stimulate the economy through sustainable tourism initiatives, instigated by the Haut Commissariat. Fishing is the pilot sport for the growth of the economy in rural zones, other sports such as mountain biking, hiking, canyoning and other outdoor sports will soon follow.
A large part of this event is about educating the locals about the whole international fishing scene. The Village Pisicole, based in nearby Taghazout (the well known surf-destination close to Agadir) will be open to the public. Displaying the photos from the national photo competitions as well as teaching the latest fishing techniques on top quality materials supplied by Sakura, who have been an integral part of the Moroccan scene since 2013.
Adding to the diversity of this event, the Vie Aquatic Art Show created by the Louvine Collective will be on site. Artists Peter Perch (Netherlands) and Rasmus Tikkanen (Finland) have been displaying their art around Europe and will terminate their tour with this last stop in Morocco. Tikkanen enjoys creating evocative artworks, “A picture can tell more than a thousand words, as artists we are not restricted
like photographers. We can create whatever we want and a strong picture with a strong statement can go far into the heads and hearts of people.”
The warm waters and plentiful lakes of the mid-Moroccan natural reserves have been the source of intrigue over the years. The Black Bass No Kill will create beautiful images and captivating videos of this wonderland of culture, diversity and big fish. Morocco will soon become the destination to explore.
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