2017 IGFA Conservation Award - Luca Bonfanti

As an IGFA International Representative in Milan, Italy since 1991, Luca Bonfanti is a champion for billfish conservation in the Mediterranean Sea. His work with the IGFA Great Marlin Race in Europe was groundbreaking, and he was first to deploy a satellite tag in a Mediterranean spearfish. In 2016, Bonfanti was instrumental in arranging an international conference at Milan's Civic Aquarium to share results of a Mediterranean spearfish tagging program and to promote the IGFA and its research in Europe.