As founding partner and president of iPoint Capital Partners, Hilt Tatum IV oversees a Panama City, Panama-based investment and venture capital firm that operates in countries around the globe. Outside of the office, Hilt Tatum IV enjoys fishing and belongs to the International Game Fish Association, a group that supports anglers and works to conserve the world’s fisheries through various programs and activities.
The International Game Fish Association is currently accepting abstract submissions for the 6th International Billfish Symposium, which will be held September 14-17, 2016, at the IGFA’s headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida. First held in 1972, the International Billfish Symposium was launched to provide a forum to discuss billfish biology, research, and management.
This year, a multidisciplinary audience from around the world will attend the four-day event to exchange information in five topic areas: management, assessment, movement and habitat utilization, basic biology, and commercial and recreational fisheries. Outside of the learning activities and presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to unwind at several networking events, including daily socials and a farewell banquet.
Additional information, including registration details, can be found at www.bfsymposium.org.
Based in Panama City, Panama, Hilt Tatum IV divides his time between responsibilities as chief executive officer and president of iPoint Capital Partners and his role as chairman of Oxford Consulting Group. An avid fisherman, Hilt Tatum IV holds membership with the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).
A not-for-profit organization, IGFA and its members maintain a dedication to preserving the worldwide population of game fish by encouraging ethics-based fishing activity. In addition to keeping records of catches, the association facilitates conservation efforts through a number of educational opportunities, including the following:
School of Sportfishing
IGFA members can enroll in the Sportfishing School for $100 per class. Taught on-site at the association’s headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida, the school teaches its students about fishing topics ranging from how to catch large swordfish to cast netting practices.
Specially designed for children, the Junior Anglers program hosts a wide array of events to help the new generation of fishing enthusiasts learn about protecting the oceans. As such, IGFA invites its young members to participate in public fishing programs and fishing summer camps.
Training for Observers
This program provides IGFA members with a unique opportunity to train as a competition observer. During this half-day course, participants will learn the numerous angling rules that will help them uphold fair play during competition. Trainees also learn about such topics as how to identify billfish and boat safely.
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