BoatUS ANGLER Conservation
Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), a non-profit organization, comprises 17 coastal state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific coasts. CCA's strength is drawn from the tens of thousands of recreational saltwater anglers who make up its membership. From South Texas to the upper reaches of Maine to Puget Sound, CCA's grassroots influence is felt through state capitols, U.S. Congress and, most importantly, in the conservation and restoration of our coastal marine resources.
The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is the sportfishing industry's trade association, committed to looking out for the interests of the entire sportfishing community.
We give the industry a unified voice speaking out when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself.
We invest in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous as well as safeguard and promote the enduring economic and conservation values of sportfishing in America.
The RFA Mission is to safeguard the rights of saltwater anglers, protect marine, boat and tackle industry jobs, ensure the long-term sustainability and of our nation's fisheries.
Commercial fishermen and environmentalists are pushing their agenda on marine fisheries issues affecting you. The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) is in the trenches too, lobbying, educating decision makers and ensuring that the interests of America's coastal fishermen are being heard loud and clear. Incorporated in 1996 as a 501c4 national, grassroots political action organization, RFA represents recreational fishermen and the recreational fishing industry on marine fisheries issues on every coast, with state chapters established to spearhead the regional issues while building local support.
The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants. Since President Theodore Roosevelt designated Florida's Pelican Island as the first wildlife refuge in 1903, the System has grown to more than 150 million acres, 553 national wildlife refuges and other units of the Refuge System, plus 38 wetland management districts.
America's fish and aquatic resources are among the world's richest, and provide substantial social, economic, and ecological benefits to the Nation.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Division of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation (FHC) is committed to working with partners to healthy fish and wildlife, healthy habitats, healthy people, and a healthy economy. FHC is unique within the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in its capabilities to apply a multifaceted approach to resource management.
The program conserves and restores habitat to ensure that fish and wildlife populations are sustained for the benefit of current and future generations of Americans. Fisheries and Habitat Conservation relies on collaboration with State agencies, Tribes, private landowners, industry, other Federal agencies, and the public to achieve its conservation goals and objectives.
Recycled Fish is the national non-profit organization of "anglers living a Llifestyle of Stewardship both on and off the water, because Our Lifestyle Runs Downstream."
We started out talking about Catch and Release, but it's bigger than that now. If we want to catch more and bigger fish today and leave healthy waters for our grandkids, it takes living a Lifestyle of Stewardship both on and off the water.
On the water, we promote the S.A.F.E. Angling concept "Sustaining Angling, Fish and Ecosystems." It's the practices and products we can use to live as stewards when we're on the water.
It's non-toxic and biodegradable tackle, single barbless hooks, and it's cleaning up trash when we find it. It's not just Catch and Release, Selective Harvest is part of living as a steward on the water, too.
There is no better way to reconnect our children with nature than taking them fishing! The Future Fisherman Foundation and our partners create, facilitate, and enable community and school based programs to design and deliver hands-on fishing experiences for all children.
We believe that fishing is not only a great way to get our children unplugged and engaged in a healthy outdoor activity, it is an ideal way to develop an appreciation for our fragile aquatic resources; to provide important real world experiences in the sciences and to foster a love of the out of doors.
Please join with us as we work to ensure the FUTURE of fishing.
BoatUS Chairman and Founder, Richard Schwartz, and US Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall signed a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to utilize the code as a public outreach reminder that recreational anglers are partners in fishery conservation.