Fishing is America’s oldest industry, but today that industry faces many global environmental threats. For almost a quarter of a century, one organization has consistently been at the forefront of efforts to conserve and recover fish populations, to protect and restore fish habitats and ecosystems, to foster individual and family-owned fishing businesses, to preserve fishing communities, and to assure consumers access to healthy, locally-harvested seafood. That organization is the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA). None of this could be accomplished without financial support, and your support is needed now more than ever! To join PCFFA, fill out the form below and consider making a donation to our cause.
- If you’re a fishing man or woman — It’s about your livelihood, your life’s investment and your future.
- If you’re a recreational angler — It’s about having an important ally working with you and your organzation for abundant fish stocks.
- If you’re a fish-related or fish-dependent business — It’s about having product for your customers.
- If you enjoy seafood — It’s about fresh, locally-caught fish and shellfish that is abundant, healthful, natural, nutritious and delicious.
- If you care about the coast — It’s about saving working coastal communities and their character.
- If you care about the environment — It’s about preserving fishing as an important symbol of environmental health, and about the social and economic reasons environmental protection makes sense.
- If you care about the American character — It’s about preserving an independent and self-reliant lifestyle of individual responsibility, hard work and risk-taking. In an increasingly urban and regimented society, commercial fishing reminds us of what the American character is all about.
PCFFA members also automatically become supporting members of our sister organization, the Institute for Fisheries Resources, which manages many of PCFFA’s key conservation and research programs. Memberships in PCFFA are not tax-deductible unless you are a commercial fisherman.