IGFTO Welcomes 15 New Observers
1.25.2020 | Delray Beach, FL | IGFTO Hosts it's first Observer Training Course for Calendar Year 2020
January 25, 2020 | Delray Beach, Florida.
IGFTO Directors Bob Stimolo, Terry O'Neill, and Evan Hipsley, alongwith several other IGFTO Observers, were in attendance for the first Observer Training Course for calendar year 2020. Captains and Fisherpeople looking to participate in big game tournaments traveled from AL, FL, GA, MD, PA, and as far away as Canada to attend the half-day interactive course in order to join the International Game Fish Tournament Observers.
IGFTO's goal as an association of game fish tournament observers is to strongly support the existing international game fish tournaments held around the world which advocate release and conservation of the species.
"Our mission, as Tournament Observers, is 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. We promote education about game fish preservation in the public and private sectors.
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."
Two upcoming courses are on the schedule for this year; the first one in Quepos, Costa Rica on February 18th, and followed by the next scheduled for April 25, 2020 in Delray, Beach FL. For more information, navigate to: https://www.igfto.org/news/2/Observer-Training-Courses-Schedule