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    Promoting 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.
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    Advocating for marine resources
    in the political arena
    Decisions made every day on Capitol Hill affect anglers on the water
    throughout the country. The Center works on both ends of Pennsylvania
    Ave. to conserve America's marine fishery resources.
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    Serving America's marine recreational
    fishermen and boaters
    The coalition of conservation groups, angler advocacy, trade
    associations and corporations represented in the Center for
    Coastal Conservation advance resource stewardship and
    angler access to our public resources.
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    Uniting individual and corporate
    advocates for good stewardship
    Prominent Center members include American Sportfishing Association,
    The Billfish Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association, Guy Harvey
    Ocean Foundation, International Game Fish Association and National
    Marine Manufacturers Association. See our partners.

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.

Latest Press Release Posting

Legislation Advances to Benefit Saltwater Recreational Fishing

Leaders in the recreational fishing and boating community yesterday highlighted the progress in elevating the importance of saltwater recreational fishing in the nations primary law governing marine fisheries management. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources yesterday approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), H.R. 1335, to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which addresses top priorities of the recreational fishing community. View PDF

The Center

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.