10/31/14 – Recreational Fishing Alliance ‘2014 Voters Guide’

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I FISH, I VOTE These are important mid-term elections coming up on Tuesday, November 4th – all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate are being contested.  At the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), we are not getting involved in every single race – but instead, we are … Read More

10/30/14 – Sector Separation Moves Forward Despite Heavy Opposition

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President Obama has made it very clear that his “policies are on the ballot” in Tuesday’s election – coastal fishermen should understand by now that some of those policies include blanket marine reserves, privatized fish stock, catch shares, and sector separation. Despite heavy opposition from individual saltwater anglers, local tackle shops, marinas, most of the for-hire sector captains in the … Read More

Wild Strawberry Lodge

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In March of 2016, the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) will draw one winning name, at random, from our database of active RFA members,to win a trip for two to Wild Strawberry Lodge in Sitka, Alaska.   The trip includes three days of fishing and four nights accommodations for one lucky winner and a guest, to be used between April of 2016 … Read More

10/02/14 – NY & NJ Announce Sandy Fish Grant Process

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This week, both New York and New Jersey have begun a process for distributing grant funding to fishing-related businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy.  Funding has been provided by the by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as part of a federal fishery disaster declaration for states impacted by Sandy. In New Jersey, commissioner Bob Martin of the New Jersey … Read More