In August 2021 the International Game Fish Association became accredited by the UNEP. This means the IGFA has gained observer status- together with more than 200 other Non-Governmental Organizations- and, among other things, can get its voice heard directly prior to and during UNEA (United Nations Environment Assembly) sessions.


Through research and policy, the IGFA works ardently to ensure the future of billfish and the anglers that pursue them.

Forage Fish

Small in size but big in importance, proper forage fish management is vital to the health of our game fish stocks.

Golden Dorado

Through cutting edge science, The IGFA and UMass-Amherst are working to understand the golden dorado population in South America to ensure sustainable fishing opportunities for future generations.

30 X 30

The IGFA is working with government agencies to represent recreational anglers in the ongoing America the Beautiful Initiative, also referred to as 30x30, that aims to protect 30% of our oceans by 2030.

Everglades Restoration

The Everglades and Florida Bay is an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance. Effective Everglades restoration is the key to preserving this unique habitat and its fisheries.

Fisheries Policy

IGFA represents its membership to promote science-based policy that benefits both anglers and fish.