The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) was established in 1996 specifically as the political action organization for recreational fishermen and the sportfishing industry.  As a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization, RFA is uniquely chartered by federal law and through exclusive 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.”
With the dedicated support of our dues-paying members, along with the financial support (newsletter advertisements, sponsorships, donations, contributions, partnerships, etc.) of the following angling industry leaders, RFA staff continues to ‘live within the mission’ to protect America’s right to fish in marine waters.

(Click here to visit some of RFA’s supporting clubs, trade partners, outfitters and tackle shops nationwide!)

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Become a Sustaining Partner

Become a Sustaining Partner

Sustaining Partners are the backbone of the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) and provide us with a dependable source of revenue so we can do our job of protecting our community’s right to fish.

As a Sustaining Partner, your year-round partnership provides your organization with visibility to the a national audience and demonstrates your support for the RFA’s goals and objectives. Sustaining Partners do not receive renewal notices in the mail which means that even more resources are saved and go right back into keeping us working to protect your rights as saltwater anglers. Most importantly, Sustaining Partners have the satisfaction of knowing they are always actively doing their part to keep RFA thriving.

Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the United States. Over the last couple years, more than 50 million Americans flocked to the nation’s waterways to engage in freshwater, saltwater, and fly-fishing activities, marking the highest fishing participation rate in over a decade. (

At RFA, we are launching a freemium membership providing Sustaining Partners reach to potentially 54 million fishing participants in the United States through RFA’s social media, website, fishing tournaments, boat shows and other opportunities. The fishing sector in the United States was valued at $9.62 billion in 2020, illustrating the fishing enthusiasts communities dedication and the need for the RFA to continue to battle the policies that could impact the industry.

We would look forward to discussing how your organization can partner with the RFA!.

If you or your company wishes to support the RFA as a Sustaining Partner, please contact Lorna O’Hara at or call 609.209.9959.