SPICE ISLAND BILLFISH TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCES 2017 DATES
St. George -- The longest running continuous sport-fishing tournament in the Southern Caribbean returns to Grenada from January 21 – 25, 2017. Attracting more than 45 boats year after year, the 48th Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament promises to deliver another exciting three days of sport fishing focused on sustainability and embracing the digital world.
Speaking at the official media launch on November 21, 2016, Chairman of the Organising Committee, Mr. Richard McIntyre, described the theme of the 2017 tournament as "Celebrating Our Success."
The tournament continues to be renowned not only for the abundance of billfish, but for the conservation efforts with the transition from killing every fish caught to full release. This, McIntyre believes, is key to longevity in the sport of fishing and continued success of the Spice Island Billfish Tournament. Additionally, with support from the Government of Grenada and corporate sponsors, the event continues to grow and attract more international, regional and local participation.
Mr. Nicholas George, Country Manager of Budget Marine Grenada, title sponsor for the last seven years, expressed Budget Marine's commitment through 2019 when the tournament will celebrate its Golden Anniversary.
Dubbed the Grand Slam 48, the 2017 tournament will fully enter the digital world allowing spectators to experience the billfish action through live streams from the sea and the weigh stations, and drone video footage.
The general public is invited to be part of another spectacular bill fishing experience. Registration is now open for the 48th Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament, with special prizes available for early registrants. Visit www.sibt.gd for registration and event information.