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Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Sport fishing Association of California’s (SAC) visits to different regions along with “Let’s Talk HookUp” radio show have been the medium for building bridges between Southern California sport fishing and local business owners, government officials and agencies throughout the various Baja and Mexican Riviera Ports on the West Coast of Mexico. The initiative started three years ago as an attempt to improve communications between the sport fishing industry between the two countries.
The representatives of late met in April in Mazatlan to go on with the efforts they had started in 2015. The SAC advance team arrived a day early to arrange the weekend meeting and were happy to see a cruise ship, the “Norwegian Jewel”, pulling into port. This showcased the success of SAC’s first visit in 2015 when cruise liners were bypassing the port because of negative publicity.
The meeting was attended by Ken Franke, SAC President, his wife Karen; Kenia Zamarripa, SAC Director of Marketing and International Affairs and guest Raul Delgadillo and Tim Ekstrom, Captain of the Royal Star, were joined by the remainder of the team from San Diego which consisted of “Let’s Talk HookUp” radio show host Rick Maxa and sound engineer Rick Cutler, Dallas Shackleton, BDoutdoors.com and Gary Graham, journalist.