IGFTO Welcomes Eight New Observers
1.14.2023 | Stuart, FL | IGFTO Hosts it's First Observer Training Course for Calendar Year 2023
IGFTO Director Emeritus Terry O'Neill and IGFTO Marketing Director Bob Stimolo facilitated IGFTO's first Observer Training Course for calendar year 2023. Following on the heels of 2022 Observer Training Courses that welcomed sixty-six new Observers, Captains and Fisherpeople looking to participate in big game tournaments attended the half-day interactive course in order to join and become members of 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."
Future course offerings will be posted later this week following the Board of Director's Annual Meeting. For additional information more information, navigate to our Frequently Asked Questions