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.