New Haven Meeting To Include Speakers & Food 

On Thursday evening, February 19, come out to the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Connecticut chapter of the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA-CT) being held at the Pequonnock Yacht Club to learn about issues important to you and how you can get involved. Hosted by RFA-CT, the evening’s speakers will include Mr. Jack “John” Conway, volunteer chairman of RFA-CT who will outline the goals for the chapter and volunteer opportunities available for anglers to get involved with the chapter, and Mr. Jim Donofrio, Executive Director of the RFA, who will provide an overview of the political landscape in CT and Washington DC and how the members of the RFA-CT chapter can get engaged and support the mission of the RFA.

Also speaking at Thursday’s meeting will be Mr. David Simpson, Director of CTDEEP Marine Fisheries Division and an avid recreational fisherman, who will discuss the 2015 marine fisheries options with those in attendance.  In addition to being on-hand to answer anglers’ questions, Mr. Simpson will gather input from the audience specific to pending regulatory options for striped bass and black sea bass.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., where attendees can network and RFA-CT and RFA representatives will be on-hand to answer any questions you might have about the chapter or volunteer opportunities.  Scheduled speakers will start promptly at 7pm.

Admission is free. Refreshments, pizza and with salad will be offered for $10 per person. Cash bar will also be available.  Those planning on attending should RSVP to Jack Conway at  before 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 18.

When:  Thursday night, February 19, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.

Where: Pequonnock Yacht Club (PYC), 98 South Water Street,  New Haven,  CT.

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Come out Thursday and contribute to the voice of Connecticut’s saltwater anglers!

For more information about the RFA and to support the federal mission “to safeguard the rights of saltwater anglers, protect marine, boat and tackle industry jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of U.S. saltwater fisheries,” check out the NRA of saltwater anglers and America’s right to fish at the RFA website at

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