IGFA NEEDS YOUR FISH PHOTOS

The International Game Fish Association is developing a fish recognition app, which will help anglers identify their catch with just a click of their smartphone. But the IGFA needs your help.

In partnership with Columbia University, the IGFA is developing the first-ever visual recognition app for fish for the iPhone. This technology will assist anglers in identifying the fish they catch just by taking a picture on an iPhone.

The app is in the early stages of development, but the IGFA is asking anglers to take part in the next phase by submitting smartphone pictures of the following fish:

• Common snookbonefish

• Red drum

• Spotted seatrout

• Gray snapper

• Black drum

• Gag grouper

• Bonefish

• Permit

• Tripletail

• Cobia

All pictures should be taken on the IGFA All-Tackle Length measuring device (available for purchase at store.igfa.org).

Each picture should display the full length of the fish on the measuring device, clearly showing the position of the mouth and tail. The IGFA hopes to receive a minimum of 40 pictures for each species, so if you are on a hot bite, photograph as many of your catches as possible.

To submit pictures, simply upload to Facebook and tag the IGFA in the image, or email your pictures to info@igfa.org.