IGFTO is a charitable tax-exempt organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of game fish worldwide. We providetrained and insured observers to authenticate the "Catch & Release" of billfish & game fish during international
big game fishing tournaments.
IGFTO Observer Chuck Evers calls a sailfish release in Guatemala. Photo provided by Richard Gibson.
International Game Fish Tournament Observers are professional and amateur sport fishermen trained by the International Game Fish Association in species identification and tournament rules. In the IGFTO's short six-year history, observers witnessed releases of 30,699 billfish. Qualified applicants are welcomed to Join IGFTO.
IGFTO Observer Greg Moore watches as the boat backs down on a blue marlin in the Dominican Republic.
International Game Fish Tournament Observers (IGFTO) is a federally tax-exempt charitable organziation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is registered with the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations as a Domestic Non-Profit Corporation. IGFTO P.O. Box 123 Bristol, RI 02809-0123