December 16, 2011
Have we been too enamoured with technology (and complexity) for our own good?
Boaters have always been torn between technology and tradition — it’s one of the paradoxes of the boating world. Today baby boomer boaters are uploading fishing pictures …
November 12, 2011
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., last week introduced a bill to reauthorize the Sport Fish and Boating Safety Account.
The account provides funds for pumpouts, the federal Boating Infrastructure Grant program, boating safety programs, fish hatcheries and boat access.
October 12, 2011
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 biggest challenge we face is the fight to reform and bring common sense and sound science into the fisheries management process, says James Donofrio, RFA founder and Executive Director. "Anti-fishing and extreme environmental groups are working everyday to get us off the water." Despite the threats to diminish access to our nation's resources, Donofrio says that RFA offers members hope in an organization that's designed from the ground up to fight back. "As individuals, our concerns will simply not be heard; but as a united group, we can and do stand up to anyone who threatens the sport we enjoy so much – fishing!"