SAILFISH TAXIDERMY and RELEASE MOUNTS
The Sailfish Taxidermy Industry flourished in Fort Lauderdale and Miami due to the growing number of tourists visiting south Florida each year. Unfortunately, for many of those years sailfish and other species were taken from our waters for taxidermy and for dockside photos. As a result, sailfish were becoming more and more difficult to catch.
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Release Mounts: New methods had been perfected for the production of sailfish mounts which allowed the fish to be released alive. However, for decades the large sailfish taxidermy companies remained reluctant to implement those techniques. During this time sailfish continued to be harvested needlessly by the local charter fleet for mounting, along with many other species.
In the early 1990's, King Sailfish Mounts introduced and promoted the Release Mount Concept for Atlantic Sailfish. The Billfish Foundation (www.billfish.org), The International Game Fish Association (www.igfa.org) and Others assisted KSM in creating an awareness among conservation-minded trophy-seeking anglers. And the Release Mount concept quickly gained momentum as an alternative to traditional sailfish taxidermy. Since that time, sailfish populations have rebounded.
King Sailfish Mounts has grown to be an industry leader and has been credited for being the most influential producer of Release Mounts in the Taxidermy Industry.
King Sailfish Mounts is a TBF Partner, and a current Co-Sponsor of The Billfish Foundation Tag & Release Program. Data generated as a result is used by scientists and lawmakers to propose legislation designed to help manage and conserve billfish and other pelagic species, and also to quantify the importance of recreational fishing to the tourism industry and to local economies. Click here or more info on the TBF Tag and Release Program.
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KING SAILFISH MOUNTS IS THE WORLD'S LEADING PRODUCER OF SAILFISH RELEASE MOUNTS.