International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association 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.

All Educational and Youth Programs

IGFA’s objectives are founded on the beliefs that game fish species, related food fish, and their habitats are economic, social, recreational, and aesthetic assets which must be maintained, wisely used and perpetuated; and that the sport of angling is an important recreational, economic, and social activity which the public must be educated to pursue in a manner consistent with sound sporting and conservation practices.
With the worldwide systematic decline of many fish species, conservation and education have become important priorities for IGFA and environmentalists throughout the world. To help with this global mission, programs are available at IGFA, but can also be brought to your classroom as the Education Outreach Program!

Youth Education Programs
Education and Outreach Field Trips
Fishing Camps
Public Fishing Programs

Adult Education Programs
School of Sportfishing class series
Boat Show Seminar Series
 
Junior Angler Website
  Volunteering

Our exhibit galleries and educational programs offer the opportunity to discover the “essence of fishing”. The IGFA is recognized as a Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center in partnership with Coastal America. Science labs are conducted for all grade levels and meet the FCAT and Florida Sunshine State Standards. IGFA is Broward County School Board approved field trip site under the Arts and Science Supplement Grant. Schools and groups of 15 or more are welcomed to the IGFA at a discounted price. We also provide qualified staff to instruct the programs. Our variety of activities and programs will allow you to choose which program best fits your goals and objectives:

Education and Outreach Field Trips
Experience the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum through a group visit or participate in one of our hands-on educational programs. Choose a one hour program or two half-hour programs. All programs meet the requirements for the Sunshine State Standards and have been designed by IGFA Marine Specialists.

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Fishing Camps
IGFA offers week-long summer camp adventures for children ages 7-13. Campers will spend time deep sea fishing, learning knots and rigs, tying jigs and visiting area fishing locations. All camp activities focus on conservation themed marine activities.

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School of Sportfishing
Brought to you by Mercury Marine, learn firsthand from some of the best captains in the world. These hands-on classes are designed for adults looking to expand on their sport fishing knowledge. Learn how to rig baits, where to target game fish, and much more.

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Adult Education Programs

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Education Staff

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Fishing Field Trips

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Group Visits

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Special Anglers Tournament

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Wetlands Walk

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