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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 both professional and amateur sport fishermen originally trained by the International Game Fish Association, now taught by IGFTO, in species identification and tournament rules.  In the IGFTO's ten-year history, observers witnessed releases of over 46,000 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 Sueños Leg I 2020

Los Sueños Leg I 2020
Jan 21, 2020
Posted by: Evan

Observers stand ready for Leg 1 of the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown January 15-18th, 2020

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IGFTO Board of Directors Gather for Annual Meeting

IGFTO Board of Directors Gather for Annual Meeting
Jan 22, 2020
Posted by: Evan

January 15, 2020 | Los Sueños Costa Rica | Board Meeting

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IGFTO Welcomes 15 New Observers

IGFTO Welcomes 15 New Observers
Jan 25, 2020
Posted by: Evan

1.25.2020 | Delray Beach, FL | IGFTO Hosts it's first Observer Training Course for Calendar Year 2020

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