Sport fishing in Colombia is an activity that can be done recreationally , recreationally or for competitive purposes, and that enjoys great popularity at national and international level, as the country has a great wealth of water sources, and despite the fact that some of them have disappeared or contaminated, it continues to have such popularity and that is why every year many people come from other countries to practice sport fishing in Colombia.
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But like all sporting activities, sport fishing is regulated in the country and has a regulation that must be complied with, so if you are interested in practicing it is a sports activity in Colombia , read on and find out about the regulation of sport fishing in Colombia .
To start, those who want to do sport fishing in the country, have to have a card issued by the National Aquaculture and Fisheries Authority? AUNAP, through a written letter in which the interested party expresses his motivation, interest and commitment to do sport fishing in Colombia . Apart from the letter, the other requirements that AUNAP considers pertinent must be attached . The card is delivered immediately if you meet all the requirements for one year and maximum five.
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In order to obtain a card to carry out sport fishing in Colombia , a fee must be paid for the right to exercise this activity in the country, which corresponds to three current legal minimum daily wages if it is for marine fishing and two current legal minimum daily wages if It's about inland fishing. In the case of foreigners not domiciled in Colombia, they must pay 30 SMLDV if it is for marine fishing and 25 for inland fisheries.
The word veda means to restrict, prohibit or veto. For this case, the ban on sport fishing in Colombia is about periods of time in which it is prohibited to do the sport fishing activity of a particular species in a given water basin. This ban is made in times where fish have their breeding season in order to protect the species and prevent their disappearance.
It is important to know the regulation of sport fishing in each water basin in which you want to go fishing, because it depends on the species that inhabits the closures, however, the closures for the most desirable species are as follows.
For the Striped Catfish the period of closure goes from May 1 to 30 the same month and from September 15 to October 15. The species Yellow, Valenton, Plumita, Dairy, Cachama, Tucunare, Pavon, Escalar, Motor Stripe, Rodostomo, Cardinal, Otocinclo, Carachama, Strigata and the Masked Caridora, have their closed time from May 1 to June 30 of each year. The Pirarucu runs from October 1 to March 15, and the Silver Arawana from September 1 to November 15.
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