IGFA GREAT MARLIN RACE – SATELLITE TAGGING BILLFISH AROUND THE WORLD


Dr. Bruce Pohlot oversees the world’s largest citizen science-based program for satellite tagging billfish – the IGFA’s Great Marlin Race (IGMR). With more than 450 tags deployed over the past decade, the IGMR is providing anglers, scientists, and policymakers with never before seen data that sheds light on the extraordinary migratory patterns of these game fish that anglers around the world pursue. Whether you’re a billfish aficionado, science guru, or somewhere in between, you will not want to miss this presentation!

Seminar Takeaways:

  • Billfish migratory patterns
  • Satellite tagging marlin, sailfish, and spearfish around the world
  • Fishing for science/citizen science

About Dr. Bruce Pohlot:

Dr. Bruce joined the IGFA two years ago and brought with him an impressive academic background having recently earned his Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the University of Miami.  Bruce also holds a Master of Professional Science with a focus on Fisheries Management from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biomedical Engineering from Yale University. Bruce’s Ph.D. research work involved the study of the behavioral dynamics of sailfish and blue marlin in the tropical Eastern Pacific off the coast of Central America, and he has a vast knowledge of billfish migratory and behavioral patterns thanks to his educational background and management of the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR) – the world’s largest satellite tagging program for billfish. 

This special event is free with your admission to PBIBS.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24


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