About the FFC

The Fish First Coalition is a group of conservation-oriented recreational anglers who share a passion for responsible fishery management. We believe that a balance between science, existing management practices, and angler participation will provide all anglers responsible access to our fisheries and leave them better for future generations.

Protecting and enhancing America’s marine resources by supporting policies and management practices grounded in the best available science is the key to durable and resilient fisheries for today and the future.

We do that by:

Seeking to maintain and build upon the core tenets of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

Working with federal and state fishery managers and scientists to find new methods for more accurate data collection to better inform management decisions.

Promoting the best scientific information available as the guiding principle for all fishery management decisions.

Supporting durable and resilient management systems, especially in the Gulf of Mexico, that address the needs of private recreational anglers while accommodating other stakeholders and future generations.


H.R.2023 A Fisheries Bill with Hidden Problems

H.R.2023 – Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 is co-sponsored by Rep. Garrett Graves R-LA, Gene Green (D-Texas), Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.).  It is an attempt to address some concerns in fisheries management in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic.  However, H.R.2023 is not only an effort to reallocate …


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