Fish photos needed for app

The IGFA is developing a fish recognition app - allowing anglers to identify their catch with a click of the smartphone - but we need your help!

In partnership with Columbia University, the IGFA is currently developing the first ever visual recognition app for fish for the iPhone.  This technology will assist anglers in identifying the fish they catch just by taking a picture on an iPhone.  The app is in the early stages of development, but the IGFA is asking anglers to take part in the next phase by submitting smartphone pictures of the following fish: 

Common snook
Red drum
Spotted seatrout
Gray snapper
Black drum
Gag grouper

All pictures should be taken on the IGFA All-Tackle Length measuring device (available for purchase at  Each picture should display the full length of the fish on the measuring device clearly showing the position of the mouth and tail.  The IGFA hopes to receive a minimum of 40 pictures for each species, so if you are on a hot bite, photograph as many of your catches as possible.

To submit pictures, simply upload to Facebook and tag the IGFA in the image, or email your pictures to [email protected].