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The next time you’re in a restaurant and see marlin on the menu, “just say no.”  That’s the message of the organizations that have joined forces to “Take Marlin Off the Menu.” 

The organizations that are driving the “Take Marlin Off the Menu” campaign are:

International Game Fish Association

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The International Game Fish Association (IGFA), based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.  Founded in 1939, the IGFA is internationally known for maintaining and publishing world records for saltwater and freshwater catches, and for maintaining the world’s most comprehensive fishing hall of fame and museum. 

Wild Oceans

The mission of Wild Oceans (formerly the National Coalition for Marine Conservation or NCMC) is to keep the oceans wild for the future of fishing.   Founded in 1973 by anglers, Wild Oceans brings conservation-minded fishermen and pro-fishing environmentalists together to promote a broad, ecosystems approach to fisheries management that reflects our expanding circle of concern for all marine life - predators and prey - and the ocean world we share.


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