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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

NSU Fisheries Researcher to Co-chair 2015 International Billfish Symposium at International Game Fish Association

Photo/Pat Ford.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) will host an International Billfish Symposium at its headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida during August 2015. The event will be co-chaired by Jason Schratwieser, Conservation Director for IGFA, and David Kerstetter, Ph.D., director of the Fisheries Research Laboratory at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center.

Following the success of past events, this symposium is designed to provide a forum for international research efforts on the conservation and biology of sailfish, marlin, spearfish, and swordfish. These highly migratory species support numerous recreational and commercial fisheries worldwide, with annual economic impacts estimated in the billions of U.S. dollars.

Symposium proceedings will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Dania Beach is located just south of Fort Lauderdale, with easy access to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Miami International Airports, major highways, and a wide range of pelagic fishing and beachside activities.

What: 2015 International Billfish Research Symposium

When: August 2015 (specific dates TBD)

Where: The International Game Fish Association headquarters, 300 Gulf

Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida 33004 U.S.A.

For more information: Please contact Jason Schratwieser, International Game Fish Association, jschratwieser@igfa.org or David Kerstetter, Nova Southeastern University, kerstett@nova.edu

About Nova Southeastern University
Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with more than 28,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it’s one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.  www.nova.edu

About IGFA
Founded in 1939, the IGFA is a non-profit organized under Section 501(c)(3) under the Internal Revenue Code and is  best known for conservation efforts of fisheries, educational programs, rule-making and for maintaining worldwide game fish records in freshwater, saltwater, fly fishing and junior angler categories. IGFA members are located in over 125 countries. The IGFA welcomes visitors to its 60,000-square-foot interactive Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida.

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