IGFA Award

International Game Fish Association Conservation Award

The IGFA Award was created in partnership with Wildlife Forever’s Fish Art Contest to promote youth education through fish, fishing, and aquatic conservation. IGFA is a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rulemaking, record keeping, and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling. To learn more about the IGFA click HERE

The IGFA Conservation Award will continue to highlight specific species, scientific research, or conservation efforts around the world. Last year, the focus was on the IGFA Great Marlin Race to bring attention to billfish species and the research being done to learn more about their biology and how the fish interact with their habitat. This year, the focus turns to roosterfish as the IGFA is launching a new Roosterfish Research Program to learn more about the connectivity of populations from different countries and how this popular game fish could be managed.


 Participants interested in competing for the IGFA Award must feature a roosterfish in their work. 

Prize Package Valued at $100:

  • IGFA Roosterfish Trucker Hat
  • IGFA Marlin Logo Longsleeve Shirt
  • Yeti Lowball Rambler – Roosterfish
  • David Wirth Circle Hook Pendant

Plus, recognition in the IGFA’s social media publications and International Angler digital magazine.

About the International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a non-profit organization accredited by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). They’re committed to the conservation of game fish and seek to educate the public on ethical angling practices through science. You can learn more about IGFA, their mission, their conservation work, and their educational programs by visiting igfa.org

Resources For Youth

Learn about fish with the IGFA Game Fish Database

Learn about fishing with IGFA’s Intro to Fishing course 

Learn about the IGFA Roosterfish Research Project