Three New Members Appointed to RFA’s Board of Directors

  May 11, 2015 – The Recreational Fishing Alliance is pleased to announce three new members to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. All are leaders in the marine and sport fishing industries, and will be valuable additions to the all-star Board, which now numbers 17.   Bob Flocken lives in St. Augustine, FL, and is […]

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Legislation Advances to Benefit Saltwater Recreational Fishing

Leaders in the recreational fishing and boating community yesterday highlighted the progress in elevating the importance of saltwater recreational fishing in the nation’s primary law governing marine fisheries management. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources yesterday approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), H.R. 1335, to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery […]

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New Bill Proclaims Striped Bass Our National Fish

From The Recreational Fishing Alliance: Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) has introduced the Striped Bass American Heritage Act, which would designate this iconic species as the United States’ “National Fish.” Just as the majestic bald eagle is the avian symbol of our nation for its strength, power, and dominance, the striped bass is a uniquely American […]

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RFA Reacts to Gulf States’ Red Snapper Management Plan

In response to the March 13 announcement by fisheries management agencies from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, the Recreational Fishing Alliance has issued a press release praising the five state effort: March 17, 2015 – The five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico-Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas-have pulled together in an effort to […]

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Recreational Fishing Alliance Endorses Morris-Deal Commission Vision

The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) announced yesterday its formal endorsement of “A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries” (i.e. the Morris-Deal Vision). The RFA joins a host of other industry and fisheries stakeholder groups, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®), Yamaha Marine Group, the American Sportfishing Association, the Coastal Conservation Association and the […]

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