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  • IGFA | Offield Kona USA 2015 Race
    25 2015 Pop Up Date Distance Traveled Team 2 Fish 2 sponsored by Packy Offield Tag distance Tag Did Not Report Team Name Fish 2 Sponsor Packy Offield Species Tagged Shortbill spearfish Species Size 14 kg 30 lb Angler Packy Offield Tagged By Chase Offield Deployment Date March 10 2015 Pop Up Date Distance Traveled Team 3 Fish 3 sponsored by Packy Offield Tag distance 96 nm Team Name Fish 3 Sponsor Packy Offield Species Tagged Shortbill spearfish Species Size 45 kg 20 lb Angler Packy Offield Tagged By Chase Offield Deployment Date March 11 2015 Pop Up Date March 17 2015 Distance Traveled 96 nm Team 4 Fish 4 sponsored by Packy Offield Tag distance Tag Did Not Report Team Name Fish 4 Sponsor Packy Offield Species Tagged Shortbill spearfish Species Size 14 kg 30 lb Angler Rob Ford Tagged By Chase Offield Deployment Date March 13 2015 Pop Up Date Distance Traveled Team 5 Fish 5 sponsored by Packy Offield Tag distance 180 nm Team Name Fish 5 Sponsor Packy Offield Species Tagged Shortbill spearfish Species Size 14 kg 30 lb Angler Jeff A Tagged By Marlin Parker Deployment Date March 24 2015 Pop Up Date March 29 2015 Distance Traveled 180 nm Team 6 Fish 6 sponsored by Packy Offield Tag distance 74 nm Team Name Fish 6 Sponsor Packy Offield Species Tagged Striped marlin Species Size 20 kg 45 lb Angler Frank Neuner Tagged By Marlin Parker Deployment Date March 24 2015 Pop Up Date April 12 2015 Distance Traveled 74 nm Team 7 Fish 7 sponsored by Packy Offield Tag distance 1 240 nm Team Name Fish 7 Sponsor Packy Offield Species Tagged Striped marlin Species Size 20 kg 45 lb Angler Frank Neuner Tagged By Marlin Parker Deployment Date March 24 2015 Pop Up

    Original URL path: https://www.igfa.org/Conserve/Offield%20Kona%20USA%202015%20Race (2016-02-11)
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  • IGFA | IGMR SUPPORTERS
    personal portal to member benefits including world records videos photos and the latest in game fish conservation Create your account today Existing Member with an old Login Forgot your password Close Events Advertise Latest News Careers Shop IGFA Partners HOME ABOUT NEWS ARTICLES RACES TRACKS WINNERS GET INVOLVED IGMR SUPPORTERS Pakula Tackle Peter Pakula created a special IGMR commemorative edition of his venerable Sprocket trolling lure The Pakula Sprocket is a legend having been listed in Marlin magazine s Top Ten Lures of All Time both times the survey has been done Thanks to Peter s generosity all tag sponsors will receive the special IGMR commemorative edition of this very effective lure AFTCO American Fishing Tackle Co IGFA board member and AFTCO President Bill Shedd will generously be providing tagging sticks to all IGFA Great Marlin Race IGMR events The AFTCO Tag Stick is a 6 foot long aluminum pole that is perfectly designed to quickly and accurately tag billfish with the Wildlife Computer tag s used in the IGMR IGFA Home Terms of Use Privacy Policy FAQs Feedback About the IGFA Who is the IGFA IGFA News World Records Join the IGFA Support the IGFA IGFA Conservation Projects About

    Original URL path: https://www.igfa.org/Conserve/IGMR-Supporters.aspx (2016-02-11)
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  • IGFA | Take Marlin Off the Menu
    Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Take Marlin Off the Menu Concerned about the health of billfish fisheries the IGFA and the National Coalition for Marine Conservation joined forces in 2008 to create the Take Marlin off the Menu campaign They discovered that in 2006 the United States was the single largest importer of billfish species bringing in 1 335 tons with a value of 5 2 million based on FDA customs clearances The first course of action was clear the importation of imperiled billfish species had to be stopped within the United States In just two short years the campaign gained the support of such luminaries as Wolfgang Puck and the Wegmans Supermarket chain as well as the attention of US policymakers Their support hinged largely on an Economic Analysis of International Billfish Markets which showed that the economic value of the US billfish trade is almost nil in relation to the rest of the US commercial fishing industry Although is was already illegal to harvest or import Atlantic caught billfish into the US fish caught in the Pacific Ocean were flooding into US markets in substantial numbers threatening the survival of these fisheries The Billfish Conservation Act closed US commercial markets to Pacific billfish preventing their sale and importation excluding Hawaii and Pacific Insular Island Area Click here for a fact sheet about the Billfish Conservation Act The passage of this bill is good news for the US recreational fishing economy which generates billions of dollars of marine related jobs and

    Original URL path: https://www.igfa.org/Conserve/BCA-Campaign.aspx (2016-02-11)
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  • IGFA | Congressional Action
    a Corporate Partner Career Opportunities Fish World Records World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Congressional Action In the year leading up to the passage of the Billfish Conservation Act the IGFA worked in concert with a number of organizations individuals and Congressmen to present the case for ending billfish importation in the United States in the US Legislature Jun 19 2012 Legislative hearing on H R 2706 to prohibit the sale of billfish before the Subcommittee of Fisheries Wildlife Oceans and Insular Affairs IGFA Position Statement Complete hearing archive June 29 2012 H R 2706 the Billfish Conservation Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida and in the Senate by Senator David Vitter of Louisiana September 10 2012 The Billfish Conservation Act passes in the US House of Representatives September 22 2012 The Billfish Conservation Act passes in the US Senate October 9 2012 President Barack Obama signs the Billfish Conservation Act into law The Billfish Conservation Act Read the full text of the bill passed into law on October 5 2012 effectively banning the importation of billfish into the United States

    Original URL path: https://www.igfa.org/Conserve/BCA-Congressional-Action.aspx (2016-02-11)
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  • IGFA | Supporters
    Chester H Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award IGFA International Committee of Representatives Partners Corporate Partners Become a Corporate Partner Career Opportunities Fish World Records World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Supporters The success of the Billfish Conservation Act was the result of strong support from the recreational fishing and environmental communities as well as conservation minded individuals For their vision and dedication to this effort the IGFA honored US Senator David Vitter US Representative Jeff Miller the National Coalition for Marine Conservation now Wild Oceans and Tim Choate with the prestigious IGFA Conservation Award The passage of the Billfish Conservation Act was also made possible by groups like the American Sportfishing Association the Center for Coastal Conservation the Coastal Conservation Association the Congressional Sportsmen s Foundation the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Keep America Fishing the National Marine Manufacturers Association OCEARCH and numerous partners in the environmental community The Billfish Conservation Act Read the full text of the bill passed into law on October 5 2012 effectively banning the importation of billfish into the United States Take Marlin Off the Menu Learn more about the four year campaign to end US

    Original URL path: https://www.igfa.org/Conserve/BCA-Supporters.aspx (2016-02-11)
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  • IGFA | IGFA's Position Statement at ICCAT
    Tackle Conservation Award IGFA Chester H Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award IGFA International Committee of Representatives Partners Corporate Partners Become a Corporate Partner Career Opportunities Fish World Records World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits IGFA s Position Statement at ICCAT The 19th Special Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas took place in Genoa Italy on November 10 17 As usual Atlantic bluefin tuna were the center of attention but shark conservation measures and illegal fishing were also topics of discussion IGFA submitted a formal position

    Original URL path: https://www.igfa.org/conserve/IGFAs-Position-Statement-at-ICCAT.aspx (2016-02-11)
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  • IGFA | Trophy Named After IGFA Representative Albert Threadingham
    Career Opportunities Fish World Records World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Trophy Named After IGFA Representative Albert Threadingham The newly established South East Queensland Inter Club Game Fishing Challenge s trophy has been named after IGFA Representative Albert Threadingham and his wife Pauline Threadingham to honor their hard work in assisting the participating clubs to run their tournaments successfully The Challenge is comprised of over eight tournaments and was organized by Tony Cross of the Sunshine Coast Game Fishing Club in collaboration with The Moreton Bay Game Fishing Club Little Ships Game Fishing Club and Gold Coast Game Fishing Club Albert has been an IGFA Representative for over 35 years In 2013 alone he and Pauline provided assistance at 16 different tournaments They are often found traveling to various tournaments worldwide to offer their time and experience for rules briefings terminal tackle checks weigh ins scoring judging and more We will continue to assist where ever we can to promote the rules of game fishing and fairness to all anglers and give encouragement to young anglers whenever we can said Albert and Pauline of their commitment to the sport

    Original URL path: https://www.igfa.org/conserve/Trophy-Named-After-IGFA-Representative-Albert-Threadingham.aspx (2016-02-11)
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  • IGFA | Small Fish Continue to Make Big Waves
    Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Small Fish Continue to Make Big Waves Managing forage fish to meet the needs of predatory fish is a growing topic in the United States and elsewhere It only makes sense that for anglers to have a high abundance of game fish there needs to be adequate forage for them to feed on Recently Captain John McMurray opined about this subject in the Mid Atlantic United States on his blog To read On Forage Fish Managing the Unmanaged please click here IGFA and several

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