From bass fishing along the Tennessee River to stalking tarpon in the Florida Keys, tremendous fresh and saltwater sportfishing opportunities abound in the Southeast.
However, changes in fisheries management and other efforts, including access restrictions, may significantly affect angling opportunities in the region.
This is of major concern to the region’s 10.2 million anglers, who, through their passion for the sport, support $21 billion in economic activity and provide the backbone for fisheries conservation through the purchase of fishing licenses and the excise tax on sportfishing equipment.
Please read more to learn about the current threats to sportfishing in the Southeast and to take action to protect your right to fish.
- Fishing Access Restrictions Proposed in Everglades National Park
- Tennessee Corps of Engineers Proposes Fishing Closures
- Efforts to Restore the Gulf of Mexico
- Conserving the Striped Bass
- Preserving Fishing Access in Biscayne National Park
- Preventing Marine Fisheries Closures
- Saving Hatteras Surf Fishing
- Help the Recovery of Hurricane Sandy Victims
- Army Corps of Engineers Proposal Will Lock Anglers Out
- You Did It! Billfish Conservation Act signed into Law
- Budget Law Will Freeze Allocation of Sport Fish Restoration Funds
- Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 Runs Out of Congressional Time
- Improving Fisheries Habitat on a Grand Scale
- Improving Federal Marine Fisheries Management
- Managing Our Oceans and the Great Lakes
- Ethanol Damage to Motorboat Engines
- Efforts to Ban Lead in Fishing Tackle