Mission Statement

About Us - The RFA Mission

  • Safeguard the rights of saltwater anglers;
  • Protect marine, boat and tackle industry jobs; and,
  • Ensure the long-term sustainability of our nation’s fisheries.

Commercial fishermen and environmentalists are pushing their agenda on marine fisheries issues affecting you. The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) is in the trenches too, lobbying, educating decision makers and ensuring that the interests of America’s coastal fishermen are being heard loud and clear. Incorporated in 1996 as a 501c4 national, grassroots political action organization, RFA represents recreational fishermen and the recreational fishing industry on marine fisheries issues on every coast, with state chapters established to spearhead the regional issues while building local support.

"The biggest challenge we face is the fight to reform and bring common sense and sound science into the fisheries management process," says James Donofrio, RFA founder and Executive Director. "Anti-fishing and extreme environmental groups are working everyday to get us off the water." Despite the threats to diminish access to our nation's resources, Donofrio says that RFA offers members hope in an organization that's designed from the ground up to fight back. "As individuals, our concerns will simply not be heard; but as a united group, we can and do stand up to anyone who threatens the sport we enjoy so much – fishing!"

After many years working inside the Beltway and within state capitols along the coast, RFA has become known as one of the nation's most respected lobbying organizations, and our members have a lot to celebrate.

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Recreational Fishing Alliance - NJ State Chapter
P.O. Box 3080, New Gretna, NJ  08224
Phone: (888) JOIN-RFA