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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North Port, Fla., Nov. 13, 2015 -- You've probably never heard of CCC members Jeff King, King Plastic or King Starboard. But take a look at the bow of your fishing boat: check out the rod holders under the gunnels; try the built-in tackle storage boxes, your bait-cutting boards and the swim platforms. Go below deck and see the entryway doors into the cabin -- or the ski storage hatches in the floor. If your boat was made before the mid-1980s, most of those parts would have been made of teak -- and like most anglers, Jeff King hated having to refinish the teak on his dad's fishing boat. Today, because of three generations of the King family and their 145 full-time employees, they're made of durable lightweight plastic made at King's 150,000 square-foot manufacturing plant in North Port, Florida. 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.