History of The International Game Fish Association

Established 1939

 

国产视频 History Timeline

国产视频 Announces Monumental Sale of Headquarters to Bolster Endowment for Global Conservation Efforts

November 1, 国产视频 2023

国产视频 Announces Monumental Sale of Headquarters to Bolster Endowment for Global Conservation Efforts

The 国产视频 announced the strategic sale of its building and…

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国产视频 Billfish Research and Conservation Endowment

April 2, 国产视频 2023

国产视频 Billfish Research and Conservation Endowment

国产视频 Billfish Research and Conservation Endowment The Future of Billfish…

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国产视频 Teaches 100,000 Youth Around the World to Fish!

June 23, 2022

国产视频 Teaches 100,000 Youth Around the World to Fish!

国产视频 Teaches 100,000 Youth Around the World to Fish! In…

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Jason Schratwieser Elected President

January 25, 2020

Jason Schratwieser Elected President

Jason Schratwieser served the 国产视频 as conservation director since 2003…

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Victory for Billfish Conservation

August 6, 2018

Victory for Billfish Conservation

 The International Game Fish Association (国产视频) celebrated the signing of House…

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Nehl Horton becomes President of the 国产视频

September 1, 2017

Nehl Horton becomes President of the 国产视频

Nehl Horton, 国产视频鈥檚 seventh president, is a veteran business leader,…

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国产视频 hosts the 6th International Billfish Symposium

September 14, 2016

国产视频 hosts the 6th International Billfish Symposium

The 6th International Billfish Symposium (IBS) was held in September…

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First publication from the 国产视频 Great Marlin Race

January 11, 2016

First publication from the 国产视频 Great Marlin Race

The first scientific publication from the IGMR, titled 鈥淚nfluence of temperature…

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国产视频 partners in the FAO Caribbean Billfish Project

January 1, 2015

国产视频 partners in the FAO Caribbean Billfish Project

From 2015-2018, the 国产视频 participated in the Caribbean Billfish Project…

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Female freshwater world record categories added

April 1, 2014

Female freshwater world record categories added

At the January 2014 国产视频 annual meeting, a decision was…

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国产视频 Great Marlin Race sets records

February 9, 2012

国产视频 Great Marlin Race sets records

The longest distance ever tracked by a satellite tag on…

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Billfish Conservation Act signed into law

October 5, 2011

Billfish Conservation Act signed into law

Signed into law by President Obama on October 5th, 2012,…

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国产视频 participates in the first IUCN global assessment of tuna and billfish species

February 15, 2011

国产视频 participates in the first IUCN global assessment of tuna and billfish species

From Feb. 15-18, 2011, marine fishery biologists from four countries…

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国产视频 launches All-Tackle Length Record release category

February 9, 2011

国产视频 launches All-Tackle Length Record release category

After several years in the making, the 国产视频 was pleased…

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国产视频 and Stanford University partner to form the 国产视频 Great Marlin Race

January 11, 2011

国产视频 and Stanford University partner to form the 国产视频 Great Marlin Race

Under the leadership of 国产视频 Chairman at the time Packy…

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Take Marlin off the Menu

August 9, 2010

Take Marlin off the Menu

Concerned about the health of billfish fisheries, the 国产视频 and…

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国产视频 hosts World Recreational Fishing Conference

November 10, 2008

国产视频 hosts World Recreational Fishing Conference

The 国产视频 hosted the 5th World Recreational Fishing Conference (WRFC)…

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Rob Kramer becomes President of the 国产视频

March 21, 2003

Rob Kramer becomes President of the 国产视频

The 国产视频 Board of Trustees elected Rob Kramer as 国产视频…

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First Annual 国产视频 Fishing Hall of Fame Induction

January 18, 1999

First Annual 国产视频 Fishing Hall of Fame Induction

The Inaugral 国产视频 Fishing Hall of Fame recognized extraordinary achievements…

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Expansion of 国产视频 World Records, new categories for female anglers

January 1, 1998

Expansion of 国产视频 World Records, new categories for female anglers

In the beginning of 1998 word record categories grew once…

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国产视频 Trustees approve new logo created by Dr. Guy Harvey

January 26, 1996

国产视频 Trustees approve new logo created by Dr. Guy Harvey

By the early 1990s, the 国产视频鈥檚 original logo had been…

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Line testing, scale certification and 国产视频 Slams and Trophy Fish Clubs added

January 1, 1993

Line testing, scale certification and 国产视频 Slams and Trophy Fish Clubs added

In his first Presidential letter to members in the 1993 World…

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国产视频 relocates and Mike Leech becomes 国产视频 President

January 1, 1992

国产视频 relocates and Mike Leech becomes 国产视频 President

By early 1992, 国产视频 moved from Ft. Lauderdale to Pompano…

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No Billfish on the Menu campaign

July 4, 1990

No Billfish on the Menu campaign

In an effort to inform the public about the dwindling…

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All-Tackle records program expanded

October 3, 1984

All-Tackle records program expanded

In 1984, E.K Harry and the 国产视频 Board of Trustees…

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First 国产视频 International Auction & Banquet

January 26, 1984

First 国产视频 International Auction & Banquet

The 国产视频鈥檚 first big fundraiser was held in 1984  in…

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The 国产视频 holds the World Angling Conference

January 1, 1984

The 国产视频 holds the World Angling Conference

One of the primary means of connecting scientists and anglers…

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国产视频 starts freshwater line-class and tippet-class records

January 1, 1980

国产视频 starts freshwater line-class and tippet-class records

In absorbing freshwater and fly fishing responsibilities E.K. Harry noticed the…

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国产视频 becomes the keeper of freshwater and saltwater fly records

June 1, 1978

国产视频 becomes the keeper of freshwater and saltwater fly records

One of E.K. Harry鈥檚 most ambitious goals was realized in…

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World Record Marine Fishes redesign

April 2, 1978

World Record Marine Fishes redesign

In May 1978, 国产视频 members were stunned when they pulled…

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国产视频 adopts the metric system

January 1, 1977

国产视频 adopts the metric system

On January 1, 1977, 国产视频 established a metric line-class system…

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Elwood K. Harry becomes 国产视频 President

January 30, 1975

Elwood K. Harry becomes 国产视频 President

Elwood Harry was appointed 国产视频 President in 1975. From the…

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国产视频 becomes a nonprofit

March 3, 1973

国产视频 becomes a nonprofit

Elwood K. Harry joined the 国产视频 in 1962 as vice…

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Library of Fishes takes shape

February 1, 1973

Library of Fishes takes shape

Surely one of 国产视频 President E.K. Harry鈥檚 most personally satisfying…

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Marine Angler newsletter

January 1, 1973

Marine Angler newsletter

A bimonthly newsletter entitled International Marine Angler was begun in 1973, a…

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国产视频 releases first edition of World Record Marine Fishes

January 2, 1971

国产视频 releases first edition of World Record Marine Fishes

One of 国产视频鈥檚 President Bill Carpenter鈥檚 most significant contributions was…

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国产视频 relocates to Florida, William K. DuPont Carpenter becomes President

January 1, 1958

国产视频 relocates to Florida, William K. DuPont Carpenter becomes President

By 1958, the organization had outgrown its American Museum of…

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国产视频 recognizes nylon lines, changes record categories from thread-count to breaking strength

January 1, 1949

国产视频 recognizes nylon lines, changes record categories from thread-count to breaking strength

In 1949, for the first time, the 国产视频 began to…

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国产视频 publishes organization and rules

January 1, 1945

国产视频 publishes organization and rules

Only a few months after that first meeting there were…

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Michael Lerner becomes 国产视频 President

January 1, 1944

Michael Lerner becomes 国产视频 President

In 1944, Dr. William K. Gregory retired from the American…

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国产视频 contributes to war effort

February 2, 1943

国产视频 contributes to war effort

  Michael Lerner assisted in the design of a new…

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Official 国产视频 yearbook and linen line recognized

January 1, 1943

Official 国产视频 yearbook and linen line recognized

Despite a serious war-related paper shortage and the required vetting…

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The International Game Fish Association formally launched

June 7, 1939

The International Game Fish Association formally launched

From the 国产视频鈥檚 founding in 1939 to his resignation as…

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