Promoting sound use and conservation of ocean resources through political action.
The Center for Coastal Conservation is a coalition of the leading advocates for marine recreational fishing and boating. It is dedicated to promoting sound conservation and use of ocean resources by supporting federal legislators who support its goals.
The health of America’s marine resources is under constant assault by numerous often-competing interests, such as commercial overharvest of certain species of fish. All of the nation’s coasts have been impacted — none have been spared.
While some groups propose draconian “solutions,” such as closing off public areas to all or most human activities, the Center was created to advance a balanced approach to conservation. The Center believes laws and regulations that provide for conservation of our marine resources can be – and must be – made compatible with responsible access to those resources.
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Center Coalition's Marine Conservation News Briefs (The following briefs were compiled from various sources, including American Sportfishing Association, The Billfish Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, International Game Fish Association and National Marine Manufacturers Association.) American Boating Congress. Save The Date. May 12- 13, 2015 Recreational boating faces legislation and regulation that impacts the boating business and the industry's future. Our community has seen success in Washington, but there is more to do to grow the industry together! Join at the American Boating Congress, May 12 - 13 in Washington, DC to be part of the solution! Each year, ABC brings industry leaders together to champion recreational boating, formulate public policy and present a unified front on issues that impact marine businesses. Read all of the news briefs from this month. View PDF
Who We Are?
What We Do?
The Center for Coastal Conservation's role is to affect public policy related to the conservation of marine resources with broad abilities to pursue political solutions. The organization is non-partisan and focuses on having an impact in the national political arena, principally Congress and federal regulatory agencies.
The Center is a membership organization overseen by a Board of Directors. Committees facilitate its mission and report to the Board of Directors.
Our mission is to promote good stewardship of America's marine resources.
The Center's objectives are to: 1. Inform and educate decision makers, marine conservation organizations, corporations and the general public, 2. persuade decision makers with regard to marine-resource policy initiatives, and 3. affect the political process.