Next IGFA Certified Observer training class set
for June at IGFA headquarters in
DANIA BEACH, Fla.----The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) will hold its next IGFA Certified Observer Program at the IGFA headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla., to train and certify experienced anglers, boat captains and crew members as observers for fishing tournaments held around the world.
The training class will be
The full day training course includes a manual along with species ID video/CD and presentations by several experienced instructors. Potential IGFA observers are required to take a written exam (30-45 minutes) at the conclusion of the course.
The one day training program will begin at with instructors
covering the following topics:
• Species Identification
• IGFA Saltwater Fishing Rules & Regulations
• Safety at Sea
• Boating Etiquette
Applications are available at the IGFA website www.igfa.org, Certified Observer Program and at the IGFA headquarters. The applications must be completed, mailed or faxed (954-924-4220) to IGFA accompanied with a $125 fee (payable to IGFA) not later than
Attendees will be notified of their certification by the IGFA within a week of the class. Should any candidate fail the exam, there will be future opportunities to retake the exam at no additional cost. For further information, please contact Lynda Wilson at IGFA, 954-924-4233 email: Lwilson@igfa.org.
Founded in 1939 the IGFA is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices, through science, education, rule making and record keeping.
IGFA members are located in over 125 countries and territories. The IGFA welcomes visitors to its 60,000-square-foot interactive Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in
For more information, contact the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Fla., 33004; phone 954-927-2628, fax: 954-924-4299, e-mail: mailto:IGFAHQ@aol.com, website: www.igfa.org.
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