Who We Are
Center for Sportfishing Policy… The political arm of marine conservation.
The Center for Sportfishing Policy’s role is to affect public policy related to the conservation of marine resources with broad abilities to pursue political solutions. The organization is non-partisan and focuses on having an impact in the national political arena, principally Congress and federal regulatory agencies.
The Center is organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code; accordingly, donations are not tax deductible. Additionally, the Center has established the Center for Sportfishing Policy Political Action Committee (Center PAC), so that its members can fully participate in elective politics. The Center and Center PAC work to elect candidates to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives who support marine conservation.
The Center is a membership organization overseen by a Board of Directors. Committees facilitate its mission and report to the Board of Directors.
What we do
Our mission is to maximize opportunity for saltwater recreational anglers by organizing, focusing and engaging recreational fishing stakeholders to speak with one voice to shape federal marine fisheries management policy.
The Center achieves its mission working to:
Facilitate action and interaction on unified policy positions
Advocate for unified positions by
- Mobilizing our stakeholders
- Utilizing the collective resources of our stakeholders
- Continuous engagement with policy makers
Develop congressional champions through
- PAC resources
- Political interaction
- Legislators and policy makers
- Members and stakeholders
- Recreational boating and fishing industry
- Recreational saltwater anglers
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