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Welcome to the 6th International Billfish Symposium

The 6th International Billfish Symposium (IBS) will be held September 14-17, 2016 at the International Game Fish Association’s (IGFA) headquarters in Dania Beach Florida. This symposium will build on the results generated from previous symposia.

Topics will include:

  • Management
  • Assessment
  • Movement and Habitat Utilization
  • Basic Biology
  • Commercial and Recreational Fisheries

The 6th IBS will open with a registration social the night of September 14th followed by two and a half days of concurrent sessions. There will be two onsite socials (including one for poster presentations) and one offsite social. Proceedings of the 6th IBS are planned to be published as peer-reviewed articles as a special issue of the ICES Journal of Marine Science.


IGFA headquarters are located just three miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and 25 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA).

International Game Fish Association Headquarters
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, Florida 33004


September 14-17, 2016

  • Welcome social and registration the evening of September 14
  • Three days of concurrent sessions

For questions about the symposium, please contact either of the co-chairs.

Jason Schratwieser at jschratwieser@igfa.org

David Kerstetter at kerstett@nova.edu