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80th anniversary of IGFA observed in Dimapur

Dimapur, Jul 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/11/2019 11:43:07 AM IST

Dimapur became the first venue in the country to observe the 80th anniversary of the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA). 

As part of observance, IGFA also conducted children’s camp - Passports to Fishing, all over the world to attract young people towards the passion for angling as a sport. 

Passports to Fishing in Dimapur was organised on Thursday at Chishi Pond by the Anglers Association Nagaland (AAN) and was conducted by IGFA India Representative.

A total number of 20 children attended the day long event. Children were taught about various interesting aspects including conservation and stewardship of angling. 

Derek D’souza, who is also the technical advisor for AAN, said the organisation has set a target to achieve of covering 100,000 children across the world and teach them to fish, building the next generation of ethical, educated and accomplished anglers around the world.

Phukato Sumi, president, ANN said Nagaland state association is keen to initiate more activities that would help develop angling as a sport in the state. He assured 

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 game fishing 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. 

 

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