IGFA Responds to Journal Publication Criticizing World Records

A recent paper published online in the journal Marine Policy titled "Trophy fishing for species threatened with extinction: a way forward building on a history of conservation" makes claims that the IGFA is responsible for stressing fish populations by rewarding anglers who target “trophy fish” for IGFA world records.  This paper has been widely circulated in other publications and social media creating misperceptions about IGFA’s World Record Program and how it impacts imperiled species on a global level. In response, IGFA has submitted a rejoinder to Marine Policy that identifies some of the flaws in the paper’s conclusions.

Please click here to read IGFA’s response that is published.