Dimapur, July 11 (EMN): The 80th Anniversary of the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) was observed in Dimapur on July 11.
As part of the celebration, the IGFA is conducting children’s camp – Passports to Fishing all over the world to attract young people towards the passion for angling as a sport, informed an press release received on Thursday.
Passports to Fishing was held in Dimapur at Chishi Pond by the Anglers Association Nagaland (AAN) and was conducted by IGFA India representative.
A total of 20 school-going children, who were selected for the camp, participated in the daylong event. They were taught about various interesting aspects, including conservation and stewardship of angling.
Derek D’souza, who is also the technical advisor for AAN, said on the 80th Anniversary of IGFA that the organisation has set a target to cover 100,000 children across the world and teach them how to fish, building the next generation of ethical, educated and accomplished anglers around the world.
Phukato Sumi, president of ANN, said the Nagaland state association is keen on initiating more activities that would help develop angling as a sport.
All the participants were presented with certificates, angling gears and accessories of Pelagic Tribe.
The IGFA is a non-profit organisation committed to the conservation of fishing sport and promotion of responsible and ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making, record keeping and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling, informed the update.