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Friday, December 18, 2020


Marina Jack Becomes IGFA-Certified Weigh Station

Certified 1,000 lb. Fish Scale Ready for World Record Catches

Sarasota, FL – December 18, 2020 – Marina Jack has announced they have become an official International Game Fish Association (“IGFA”) Certified Weigh Station.

IGFA Weigh Stations provide anglers with access to a certified scale to weigh potential IGFA world records and other significant catches.

“We are honored to team up with IFGA to become one of Florida’s few certified Weigh Stations,” said Hunter Spitler, Asst. General Manager at Marina Jack. “This certification helps strengthen our goal of becoming one of Southwest Florida’s most prominent first-class venues for fishing tournaments and competitive angling events.”

Marina Jack has hosted several inshore, offshore, and billfish tournaments in the past, including the Suncoast Saltwater Shootout, Suncoast Spearfishing

Challenge, Florida West Coast Triple Crown Billfish Series, and Sarasota Slam. Marina Jack’s permanent fish scale, located on the fuel dock, is calibrated to weigh catches up to 1,000 lbs. Marina Jack becomes the 9th IFGA-certified Weigh Station in Florida, with 4 other Weigh Stations located on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

About IGFA

The IGFA is a non-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rulemaking, record keeping, and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling. For more information, visit IGFA.org.

About Marina Jack

Located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Marina Jack is a marina-based hospitality center and waterfront dining destination boasting 298 wet slips for vessels up to 150 feet, more than 25 boatlifts for up to 53 feet, and over 85 mooring balls for traveling sailors. On-site amenities include a ship's store, climate-controlled showers and restrooms, launderette, service department, private event room, and four unique dining options. Marina Jack is proudly operated by Suntex Marinas. For more information, please visit marinajacks.com.

Media Contact:

Name: Kathryn Ross
Title: General Manager, Marina Jack
Email address: kross@suntex.com

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