Provide and promote the interests of fishermen through education, information, advocacy, improved economic efficiencies, and representation with a unified voice.
Consistent application of statistical data, science, empirical data, and common sense actions contributing to harvesting rights, access, and the continuance of cultural practices and traditions in balance with conservation, thereby ensuring resources for current and future generations of fishermen.
• A strong collective voice ensures fishermen are effective participants in the complex processes of rulemaking, fisheries science, harvesting and access.
• Fishermen provide primary solutions to a sustainable food source and effective management of our marine and aquatic resources.
• Education, communication, and collaboration among all fishing participants are priorities.