Gulf Sport Fisheries - Your Role in their Future
In 2015, Texas Fish & Game compiled a report on the current state of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. The publication serves as an excellent summary of the issues anglers in the Gulf are facing, and shows how you can become more involved in these issues. We, as a brotherhood of anglers, aim to defend ALL anglers wherever their right to fish is threatened. Regardless of where you live, we must all come together to defend anglers in the Gulf, or our favorite fishing spots could be next.
National Policy on Saltwater Fishing
One of the greatest achievements by the recreational fishing community to date is the National Saltwater Fishing Policy that was introduced by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The policy says that the potential impacts on recreational fishing have to be considered in each new regulation the agency puts forth.
Sportfishing in America (economic impacts report)
This report has a great deal of information on the economic impacts of recreational fishing. Did you know that our sport supports over 820,000 American jobs or that there are 11% more recreational anglers today than there were in 2006? Find information like this and more in this report created by the American Sporfishing Association.
The Vision for Saltwater Fisheries Management as endorsed by Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation
Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation officially endorsed this report on our first day of operation. This vision outlines realistic potential changes to our nation's fishing laws that could have a highly positive impact on our sport.
US Fish & Wildlife Survey
Once every five years, the U.S. Government commissions a report on the economic impacts of outdoor activity. Check out the above report for information, statistics, and economic impacts concerning fishing, hunting, and other outdoor recreational activities.
Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts
Have you ever wondered how much value recreational fishing has in your own backyard? Now, thanks to our friends at the American Sportfishing Association, you can see just how big the economic impact of our sport is for your Congressional District.
Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation and our members are working alongside a large network of nonprofits and organizations with the same goals in mind: to protect our right to fish, and to preserve the sport we love for future generations. If you would like more information on the groups we work with, please check out the websites listed below.
Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.)
National Professional Anglers Association
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Coastal Conservation Association
American Sportfishing Association
Recreational Fishing Alliance
National Marine Manufacturers Association
Center for Coastal Conservation
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Future Angler Foundation
If you have any questions about Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org