Wildlife Forever Board Member Tim Lawson with Roosterfish
White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever is pleased to announce that the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) has renewed support for the 2023 Fish Art Contest. The partnership between Wildlife Forever and the IGFA seeks to engage youth in the joys of fishing and the importance of aquatic conservation.
The IGFA Conservation Award is a special program component that will highlight the roosterfish, bringing awareness and understanding to this important species. The award will run in conjunction with the IGFA’s new roosterfish research program, which hopes to answer questions about population dynamics and the best management techniques for this species.
“Wildlife Forever is grateful for the ongoing support of the International Game Fish Association. Together, we’re engaging youth in conservation and helping students understand the value and importance of our ocean ecosystems,” said Pat Conzemius, President and CEO of Wildlife Forever.
“The 2023 IGFA Conservation Award will let students see research and conservation efforts unfold in real time. Teaching youth about conservation is critical for the future of our rapidly changing oceans, and the Fish Art Contest is an approachable way for students to connect to these issues,” said Jack Vitek, Marketing Director & Chief of Staff at the IGFA.
Youth who would like to compete for this award should include a roosterfish in their art submission. The winner of the IGFA Conservation Award will be gifted a prize package courtesy of the IGFA.
About the International Game Fish Association (IGFA): Established in 1939, the IGFA is a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making, record keeping and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling. To learn more about the IGFA Roosterfish Research Program, please visit https://igfa.org/roosterfish-research-program/.
About the Fish Art Program: The award-winning Wildlife Forever Art of Conservation Fish Art® Contest, is supported by Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops, International Game Fish Association, the USDA Forest Service, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, and National Fish Habitat Partnership. Bringing youth, art, and conservation together, the Fish Art program is free to enter. Visit www.FishArt.org.
About Wildlife Forever: Our mission is to conserves America's outdoor heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. Wildlife Forever is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to investing resources on the ground. Recent audits reveal that 96% of every dollar supports our award-winning conservation programs. Join Today and learn more about the Art of Conservation® Fish Art Contest™ and Songbird Art Contest™, Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ and Prairie City USA® at www.WildlifeForever.org.