Beach N Boat Challenge

John DepersenaireRFA

 NEW NJ TOURNEY RAISES MONEY FOR SCIENCE RFA Calls Jersey Beach N’ Boat Challenge a “Win Win” For 2013 April 22, 2013 – The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) and RFA-NJ chapter are proud to be partnering with organizers at the … Read More

4/19/13 – Red Snapper Wars Heating Up

John DepersenaireRFA

GULF RED SNAPPER FIASCO PITS FED VS. STATES The red snapper wars are heating up!   While the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) convened in Gulfport, Mississippi, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) met in Tallahassee … Read More

3/26/13 – PEW Partners Up For Magnuson Fight

John DepersenaireRFA

RFA Warns Of Environmental Duplicity In New Bluefin Ploy After 6-1/2 years of heavy political pressure, a pair of national rallies, and promises by more than a dozen respected members of Congress, U.S. saltwater anglers are perplexed at the lack … Read More

3/25/13 – RFA Asks Senate to Hold NOAA Accountable

John DepersenaireRFA

Letter Spotlights Government Failure To Meet Federal Data Deadline The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) has submitted official comments to Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), Chairman of U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans following an official hearing in Washington on March 20th … Read More

3/14/13 – RFA-NJ Members Fight For Drag Island

John DepersenaireRFA

Rallies Support For Land-Based Angler Access At Beesley’s Point The Drag Island Access Preservation Association (DIAPA) has recently been founded by several interested New Jersey residents and anglers, including longtime Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) member Bill Shillingford of Cape May … Read More

2/28/13 – NJ Governor To Act on “Pots Off Reef”

John DepersenaireRFA

RFA Praises Christie Administration For Regulatory Pledge  The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) says the issue with commercial traps littering New Jersey’s artificial reefs may soon finally be addressed comprehensively by the Governor’s office. RFA executive director Jim Donofrio said that … Read More

1/31/13 – New No-Fishing Zones in NORCAL?

John DepersenaireRFA

 RFA RAISES CONCERN ABOUT SANCTUARY EXPANSION The proposed expansion of the Cordell Bank and Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries set off alarms in the fishing community when the federal government published a map of the area that also contained … Read More

1/14/2013 – RFA Support Letter for Sandy Relief

John DepersenaireRFA

January 14, 2013 – RFA excecutive director Jim Donofrio has submitted an official request to Chairman Pete Sessions and Ranking Member Louise McIntosh Slaughter in the House of Representatives seeking additional federal fisheries funding following Superstorm Sandy. “I am writing … Read More

1/14/13 – RFA Urges Gulf Anglers to React

John DepersenaireRFA

Gulf Council to Host 1/17 & 1/22 FL Scoping Meetings The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) and its Florida chapters ask you now to stand up and be heard! On Thursday, January 17 (Destin) and Tuesday, January 22 (St. Petersburg), the … Read More