: Sept. 17 - 21, 2002.
Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish
Association (IGFA) is in its fourth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore
Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is
expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth.
The event will take place in the spring. The Nova Scotia International Tuna Tournament has been named
by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this
tournament will be invited to bring their team of up to four anglers to
compete in the championship. As
a qualifying event, each participant in the tournament will receive a
one-year membership in IGFA. The
Nova Scotia International Tuna Tournament is scheduled for September
17-21, 2002 in Nova Scotia, Canada. For
further details, please contact Sheila Billard,
phone: 902-465-5336, fax: 902-465-7157 email:
This is IGFA's fourth year in sponsoring a tournament series,
and there is no doubt that it will be an exciting event that will attract
international interest. The
2002 championship tournament was represented by 81 tournaments from
26 countries and 12 U.S. states representing over 20,000 anglers.
We anticipate an even greater participation in 2003 as a result of
the excitement generated for the 2002 championship.
IGFA is a 63-year-old nonprofit, membership-supported
conservation organization best known for maintaining world gamefish
records in freshwater, saltwater, fly fishing, and junior angler
categories. IGFA members are located in approximately 125 countries.
IGFA welcomes visitors to its 60,000 square foot Fishing Hall of
Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, Florida.
For further information on the Rolex/IGFA Offshore
Championship contact IGFA, phone: (954) 927-2628, fax: (954) 924-4299,