Protecting Ocean Access
For All Californians
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OCEAN ACCESS PROTECTION FUND PARTNERS
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WE’RE TAKING ACTION
And We Need Your Help!
What is the Ocean Access Protection Fund?
The Ocean Access Protection Fund (OAPF) was formed to collect
funds for legal action against policies that do not recognize the
conservation efforts of fishermen, or impact recreational access to the ocean
on behalf of all
Our mission: To generate financial resources for legal actions on behalf of all conservation minded recreational anglers, ensure recreational fishing access and promote sustainable fisheries management. We seek non-biased resolution of fisheries issues, and will work fervently to ensure that policies potentially impacting ocean access are designed and implemented using sound science, stakeholder involvement and unfettered public participation.
Who is Behind Us?
The OAPF is being spearheaded by United Anglers of Southern California. This effort is a collaboration of committed and like-minded organizations and user groups which includes the Partnership for Sustainable Oceans, the American Sportfishing Association, supporting members of the Avalon Tuna Club, Coastside Fishing Club, International Game Fish Association, Kayak Fishing Association of California, National Marine Manufacturers Association, NorCal Kayak Anglers, Southern California Marine Association, Sportfishing Association of California and the Watermen’s Alliance.
Who Are We Fighting For?
Everybody who enjoys fishing in our state’s ocean waters, whether from surf, pier, powerboat or kayak. We are also protecting the interests of all those who treasure open access to our ocean and the coast, from sport divers and surfers to swimmers and beachcombers. We also represent the interests of businesses tied to recreational fishing and boating, such as tackle shops, fuel docks, hotels, marinas and boat dealerships.
IT’S TIME FOR
The OAPF is supporting a challenge of the implementation
of the Marine Life Protection Act in
HELP US FIGHT THE FLAWED MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT PROCESS IN THE COURTS!
has already begun on behalf of anglers and all Californians who treasure
recreational access to our ocean waters. We need your help to keep this
important effort going and protect ocean access statewide, for today and
future generations. We have a great team of legal experts and broad-based
industry and grass-roots support. The
can you do? Plenty! Our strength comes from the collective effort, energy and
resources of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts across the state. Backed by deep
corporate pockets, environmentalists are driving
Please help us by:
Thank you for your support!
Ocean Access Protection Fund, a division of United Anglers of Southern California
United Anglers of
Southern California is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation in the State of
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