IGFA Certified Observer Training available in Florida

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) will hold aCertified Obersever Program on Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at theIGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida, totrain and certify experienced anglers, boat captains andcrewmembers as observers for fishing tournaments.

The applications must be completed, mailed or faxed(954-924-4220) to IGFA accompanied with the $125 fee (payable toIGFA) not later than October 22, 2003. This fee covers the cost ofthe training class, an Observer's handbook with speciesidentification video, lunch and a one-year membership in IGFA.

The one-day training program will begin promptly at 8:30 am withinstructors covering the following topics: Species Identification,IGFA Saltwater Fishing Rules & Regulations, and Safety at SeaBoating Etiquette.

At the conclusion of the instruction there will be a writtenexam, which takes approximately 30-45 minutes. Attendees will benotified of their certification by IGFA within a week of the class.Should any candidate fail the exam, there will be futureopportunities to retake the exam at no additional cost.

Applications are available at www.igfa.org and atIGFA Headquarters. For further information, please contact LyndaWilson at 954-924-4233.