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IGFA Launches Online Angling Modules for Kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jack Vitek, IGFA Marketing Director & Chief of Staff 954-924-4246  [email protected]   […]

The International Game Fish Association Announces “IGFA Day” in Celebration of 80th Anniversary

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The IGFA Expands Recognition Programs & Announces Changes to World Record Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jason Schratwieser, Conservation Director 954-924-4320, [email protected] The IGFA Expands Recognition Programs […]

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Looking ahead the focus of the IGFA is to strengthen and expand IGFA’s global network, establish International Game Fish Angling Day (IGFA Day) on June 7, 2019, teach 100,000 kids to fish, launch three major signature research initiatives – two of them focused on fresh water science and re-establish the IGFA as a leader in recreational angling competitions.

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Congratulations to Chicho Clare on becoming the newest member of the IGFA's Trophy Speckled Peacock Bass Club! Clare caught and released this 24-pound, 9-ounce monster while fishing Colombia's Mataven River on March 20, 2019. #fishigfa #joinigfa ...

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We are excited to announce the launch of our first IGFA Online Angling Module for kids! Available to the public at no cost, the "Intro to Fishing" module provides a fun, interactive learning platform for young anglers to develop their knowledge of angling basics, aquatic and marine biology and the importance of environmental stewardship. Each child who completes the module will receive a custom certificate and will be counted towards our initiative to teach 100,000 kids to fish! Get started today:

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Small fish are a big deal! Since 2013, the IGFA has been involved with efforts to improve forage fish management and data collection. We thank the The American Sportfishing Association and the FishAmerica Foundation for supporting our important work to advance research on the forage fish that fuel our fisheries! #fishigfa #joinigfa Pew Environment FWC Fish and Wildlife Research InstituteForage fish play key role in marine ecosystems. That’s why the Fish American Foundation announced a $15,000 donation to the Florida Forage Fish Research Program (FFFRP) that will support a graduate level research fellowship for students at Florida universities. FFFRP works in coordination with the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute to advance research into forage fish, which lines up with ASA’s goals to properly manage these little fish that support sportfish populations. ...

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