LET'S PROTECT OUR FORAGE FISH AND THEIR HABITATS
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I BELIEVE that forage fish species, such as menhaden, sardines, anchovies, herring, scad, ballyhoo, and pinfish are critically important to the health of Florida’s marine food webs.

I SUPPORT measures that will protect this important prey base for species such as snook, tarpon, redfish, spotted sea trout, sailfish, king mackerel, cobia, dolphinfish, coastal birds, and other marine species that support jobs, revenue, and recreational opportunities in Florida.

I URGE the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to adopt new measures to help maintain and enhance Florida’s legacy as the Fishing Capital of the World.

These measures include:
  • Accounting for the dietary needs of snook, tarpon, redfish, spotted sea trout, sailfish, king mackerel, cobia, dolphinfish, and coastal birds and wildlife during the expansion of current forage fisheries or the development of new forage fisheries.
  • Ensure sufficient abundance, variety, and sizes of forage species to meet the food needs of predators and explicitly account for them when setting forage fishing rules.
  • Protect forage fish habitats—such as mangroves, sea grasses, estuaries, rivers, and bays—including their water quantity and quality.

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Personal Information – Personal information is only collected if you choose to provide it to us voluntarily. We define “personal information” as information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you. Such information might include your phone number, name or email address. This information is collected when you sign the pledge, but we may use other information like cookies. If you encounter a screen or page that requests information you do not want to share with us, do not enter the information and do not proceed with that screen or page.


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Only the IGFA and pledge partners will have access to your contact information, which is kept in a secure database, and it will only be used to promote the cause for which you are pledging.


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Changes to this Policy

The IGFA may update this Policy at any time.


Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Policy or would like to learn more about how we protect privacy, please write to us at:
The International Game Fish Association
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33019
Email: HQ@igfa.org







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The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.


The Florida Wildlife Federation is a private, statewide, non-profit citizens' conservation education organization composed of thousands of concerned Floridians and other citizens from all walks of life who have a common interest in preserving, managing, and improving Florida's fish, wildlife, soil, water, and plant life.


The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.


The Snook and Gamefish Foundation’s mission is to aid in the protection and preservation of current fish populations for future generations by facilitating coordination between anglers, researchers, and policy makers. We support unbiased and responsible fishery and marine regulations and and conservation, preservation, restoration, and enhancement of estuarine and coastal water habitats.