Who are they?
How do I become a BOC member?
How many members are elected annually?
The ABMT Honorary Board of Captains
(BOC) is made up of a prestigious group of
professional fishermen who’s role is
to maintain the high degree of competition
for which the tournament is known. The Tournament
mandates that the Board Members:
1. Adhere to the structure of
an “anglers” tournament, guarding
against any attempt by others to deviate from the founding
2. Place high priority on the
survival of the fish and the integrity of
The original duty of this prestigious
group was to recommend observers, to act as a "Weather Committee" and to serve
as ambassadors for the tournament. In year
2000 the BOC were further empowered when they
were awarded custody over the ABMT fishing
rules. They may also assist by voting other Captains to the
Board. The idea is insure that the ABMT is
guided in the future with professional fishermen
at the helm. Four (4) members may be elected
To become a member of the ABMT/BOC
one must submit the following instruments:
1. Form letter
(click here for application form) stating
why you would like to become a board member.
Include your fishing experience and any contributions
that you feel you have provided to the sport
of big game fishing. Form must contain the
signature of five (5) ABMT BOC members willing
to recommend the applicant.
2. Copy of current Captain’s
license. Please provide copy of other credentials
(IGFACOP, IGFA Certified Captain, Fishing
Club Membership(s), etc.).
Additionally, you must have
participated in the ABMT at least two (2)
years as an angler, captain, mate or observer.
You will be required to state that you agree
with the philosophies of the tournament in
regards to conservation and in the maintenance
of rules that preserve an “anglers”
Postal mail applications to
Tournament Director, USVI Open – ABMT,
6616 Estate Nadir, St. Thomas, VI 00802-1500.
Fax application documents to (340) 779-8605.
Applications will be considered
during the annual business meeting of the
ABMT/BOC held following the annual tournament.
If your application is approved, your name
will appear on the ABMT/BOC list by January
1st of the following year.