IGFA Certified Observer Training Class Postponed

The IGFA Certified Observer Programs trains observers to recognize different billfish species, such as this blue marlin, and verify their proper tagging and release.

The IGFA Certified Observer Program (COP) class in Charleston, S.C., has been rescheduled from its original date of March 31 to Saturday, April 21.

The location for the IGFA (COP) training class will remain at the Marine Resource Division, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Fort Johnson campus on James Island in Charleston, and just shift to the later date.  All sessions will begin at 9:00 A.M.

The COP class trains and certifies experienced anglers, boat captains and crew members as observers for fishing tournaments held around the world. The course includes species identification, IGFA saltwater fishing rules & regulations, safety at sea and boating etiquette.

The IGFA COP applications are available at the IGFA website www.igfa.org, and at the IGFA headquarters. Pre-registration is required and the $150 fee covers the cost of the training class, course materials, and a one-year membership in the IGFA.

For additional information, please contact Michele Sedge at 954-924-4317 email: MSedge@igfa.org.

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