The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and the number one spot is the Dominican Republic. [Billfish are migratory fish with prominent bills; these include marlin, sailfish, and swordfish, which are popular with sports fishermen.]
According to billfishreport.com, criteria for its Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing. The website said that 2013 in “the Dominican Republic will go down as one of the finest Blue Marlin seasons the world has ever seen. The waters between La Romana and Punta Cana were absolutely teeming with Blue Marlin”.