International Game Fish Association
IGFA Go Fish Museum Conservation Educate Donate Join

Position Statements

The following statements reflect the IGFA's position on a variety of issues pertaining to recreational fishing. Based on sound science and responsible management goals, they serve to support our advocacy work to ensure the future of angling for sportsmen around the world.

Recommendations for the 18th Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)

Comments on Proposed Rule for Draft Amendment 7 to 2006 Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (9 January 2014)

Recreational Fishing for Poverty Alleviation and Conservation

Recommendations for the 10th Regular Session of the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

Recommendations to the 23rd Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

North Pacific Fishery Management Council proposed Halibut Catch Sharing Plan

Billfish Conservation Act Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Comments

Comments on proposed alternative to Everglades National Park Draft General Management Plan

Joint Letter on Highly Migratory Species Amendment 7

IGFA Position Statement for the 18th Special Meeting for the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)

Amendment 7 to the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan

Testimony before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs, on H.R. 2706, “the Billfish Conservation Act of 2011”

Indian Ocean Tuna Commision (IOTC) Position Statement 2012

IGFA Policy Statement for the 22nd Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)

MPA FAC Recommendations on the Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Process

No Fishing Zones (MPA's)

Proposed CITES Listing for Bluefin Tuna

Marine Spatial Planning in the United States

US National Marine Fisheries Service's Draft Catch Shares Policy

Simple Facts about Catch Shares

IGFA Policy Statement for the 17th Special Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

European Commission consultation on amending the EU shark finning regulation

IGFA Position Statement for the 2011 meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

IGFA supports closing the Gulf of Mexico to longlining over weak hooks to reduce bluefin tuna bycatch

IGFA opposes National Marine Fisheries Service bluefin quota rule proposal