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  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Senior Member Land of Wind and GhostsPosts: 24,905 AG
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    "If I can't win, I won't play." - Doris Colecchio.

    "Well Gary, the easiest way to look tall is to stand in a room full of short people." - Curtis Bostick

    "All these forums, with barely any activity, are like a neglected old cemetery that no one visits anymore."- anonymouse
  • Tom HiltonTom Hilton Senior Member Posts: 1,595 Captain
    There are a couple that stand out in terms of fighting for our fishing rights;

    RFA - Recreational Fishing Alliance http://www.joinrfa.org

    FRA - Fishing Rights Alliance http://www.joinfra.com
  • Wicked CatchWicked Catch Junior Member Posts: 13 Greenhorn
  • StradlatterStradlatter Member Posts: 46 Deckhand
    The CCA (Coastal Conservation Association) is by far the most effective conservation group in fishing.
  • Wicked CatchWicked Catch Junior Member Posts: 13 Greenhorn
  • EggsuckindogEggsuckindog Senior Member Posts: 1,526 Captain
    they lead from behind - FRA in my book, they were the only ones standing up for us at the last meeting - CCA had no stance??
    1976 SeaCraft master Angler - Merc 200 XRi
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  • Jack HexterJack Hexter Moderator New Port RicheyPosts: 5,577 Moderator
    Dog In spite of what Gary posted, quoting Denny, CCA did take a stand at the December FWC meeting. On the day of the meeting (Dec 5) I spoke to Trip Aukeman, Deputy Director - Advocacy, CCA Florida, who was in attendance at the meeting and expressed my feelings against C&R, or Sportfish Status for Permit. He told me that CCA was also against this, but there was some feelings to make it C&R in the SPZ's in the Keys, where this proposal was originating.
    Here's a portion of an e-mail I received from Trip on the day of the meeting:
    I am at the FWC meeting right now and I will call you at some point today. I can tell you that CCA is not for catch and release only for permit and we are working against that.
    A short time later, I got the phone call.

    After the meeting I received an e-mail from him that CCA took the position that we spoke about.
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Senior Member Land of Wind and GhostsPosts: 24,905 AG
    This guy is spamming the forum to sell his ersatz "Salt Life" Chinese/ Indian sweat shop / child slave labor "performance" , look at my lifestyle ,oriented logo shirts. Any active Florida fisherman would know what CCA is and what it has done for the fisheries without having to "discover" it here.

    Its spam.
    "If I can't win, I won't play." - Doris Colecchio.

    "Well Gary, the easiest way to look tall is to stand in a room full of short people." - Curtis Bostick

    "All these forums, with barely any activity, are like a neglected old cemetery that no one visits anymore."- anonymouse
  • FloridaODFloridaOD Senior Member Posts: 4,433 Captain
    I was going to suggest Florida Wildlife Federation fwfonline.org however with caution posted.......further,"Wicked Catch" user name possible alert.....besides,if Wicked Catch is not worthy,will not get far with FWF
    Hunters are present yet relatively uncommon in Florida :wink
  • Wicked CatchWicked Catch Junior Member Posts: 13 Greenhorn
    By all means I'm not denying promoting my company here on the forums. However, I am very much interested in doing what no other fishing sportswear company has done and that's partnering up with a conservation organization and starting a program that contributes funds from the proceeds of WC to an organization of my choosing and therefore came here to find out what you members can recommend. If you can't contribute to that Gary I suggest you not comment at all.
    This guy is spamming the forum to sell his ersatz "Salt Life" Chinese/ Indian sweat shop / child slave labor "performance" , look at my lifestyle ,oriented logo shirts. Any active Florida fisherman would know what CCA is and what it has done for the fisheries without having to "discover" it here.

    Its spam.
  • Wicked CatchWicked Catch Junior Member Posts: 13 Greenhorn
    FloridaOD, FWF has been added to the list. Thanks.
    FloridaOD wrote: »
    I was going to suggest Florida Wildlife Federation fwfonline.org however with caution posted.......further,"Wicked Catch" user name possible alert.....besides,if Wicked Catch is not worthy,will not get far with FWF
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Senior Member Land of Wind and GhostsPosts: 24,905 AG
    By all means I'm not denying promoting my company here on the forums. However, I am very much interested in doing what no other fishing sportswear company has done and that's partnering up with a conservation organization and starting a program that contributes funds from the proceeds of WC to an organization of my choosing and therefore came here to find out what you members can recommend. If you can't contribute to that Gary I suggest you not comment at all.

    What no other company has done? You mean like Simms or Columbia or Patagonia? :grin

    You came here to sell your cheap Salt Life/Flats Pirate/Flats Mafia/ad nauseam "lifestyle" logo shirts.

    As for this little charade, anyone who has spent any time fishing knows who those ENGOs are.

    Most of us contribute time, effort and funding to these organizations without which, you would have no one to pitch your "lifestyle" to.

    So I would suggest to you that you contribute your effort to understanding the issues, attend the hearings, write your legislators and act like these members who are not here for free advertising.

    If you want to do both, I suggest the nickels and dimes you would be donating would be better spent buying an ad in Florida Sportsman, like everyone else does, which will keep this site available to advance recreational fishing and fisheries conservation.
    "If I can't win, I won't play." - Doris Colecchio.

    "Well Gary, the easiest way to look tall is to stand in a room full of short people." - Curtis Bostick

    "All these forums, with barely any activity, are like a neglected old cemetery that no one visits anymore."- anonymouse
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