Virginia Beach Observer Training Course

Friday, June 21, 2019 near Marina Shores, Virginia Beach, VA.

Virginia Beach, VA. Captains and Fisherpeople looking to participate in big game tournaments traveled from several locales to join the International Game Fish Tournament Observers in their mission to help preserve billfish and witness fair competition between tournament participants. IGFTO's President, Steve Hargett, traveled from Georgia and facilitated the half-day session to help protect our precious billfish resource and provide tournament directors with an alternative to kill tournaments.

 IGFTO's Mission: Is to strongly support the existing international game fish tournaments held around the world which advocate release and conservation of the species.

And to: Dedicate our efforts to the conservation and protection of Game Fish. The organization advocates for release venues in all international game fish tournaments. We support programs that study and protect game fish, and we promote education about game fish preservation in the public and private sectors.

Lastly: Our membership champions other charitable organizations and foundations with similar conservation goals and programs. We are organized to become a conduit for their conservation programs and generate funding sources for their causes.

Upcoming Observer Training Course information can be found here: