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IGFTO is a charitable tax-exempt organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of game fish worldwide. We provide trained and insured observers to authenticate the "Catch & Release" of billfish & game fish during international big game fishing tournaments.

IGFTO Observer Chuck Evers calls a sailfish release in Guatemala
IGFTO Observer Chuck Evers calls a Sailfish release in Guatemala. Photo provided by Richard Gibson.

International Game Fish Tournament Observers are professional and amateur sport fishermen trained by the International Game Fish Association in species identification and tournament rules. In the IGFTO's short nine-year history, observers witnessed releases of 36,936 billfish.
Qualified applicants are welcomed to Join IGFTO.

IGFTO Observer Greg Moore watches as the boat backs down on a blue marlin in the Dominican Republic.
IGFTO Observer Greg Moore watches as the boat backs down on a blue marlin in the Dominican Republic.


Los Suenos Leg II 2019

Los Suenos Leg II 2019
Mar 13, 2019
Posted by: Steve Hargett

Los Suenos Observers reviewing tournament rules and past experiences.

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20 New Observers Join IGFTO

20 New Observers Join IGFTO
Feb 6, 2019
Posted by: Terry ONeill

Largest Graduating Class to Date

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