Archive for March, 2011

Fish Florida Update

Posted on March 4th, 2011 by fishflorida

Fishing is one of Florida’s most popular activities. It’s a great sport to enjoy with friends and family. It’s also a great way to hook kids on the outdoors. Thousands of anglers, boaters and outdoor fanatics are helping kids learn to fish by buying a sailfish license plate. Get yours today!

Fish Florida (aka the Florida Foundation for Responsible Angling) helps people, especially children, get hooked by donating fishing equipment, grants and scholarships to Florida aquatic education, marine resource stewardship and ethical angling programs. At least 75% of our funds go to our programs and no more than 10% is used on marketing or 15% for administration.

Over the past 5 years, funds from the sailfish license plate have supported:

  • 14 scholarships for university students pursuing marine science degrees
  • 99 grants, totaling $500,000, to organizations educating people about Florida’s marine resources
  • 450 kids fishing clinics with over 90,000 fishing rods and reels so children can learn how to fish and be ethical anglers