Fish Conservation

"For countless ages, man has taken from the sea. Now it is time for us to give back to this precious source of all our planet's life."

William R. Mote,Founder of The Snook Foundation.

The Snook and Gamefish Foundation’s mission is to aid in the protection and preservation of current fish populations for future generations by facilitating coordination between anglers, researchers, and policy makers. We support unbiased and responsible fishery and marine regulations and and conservation, preservation, restoration, and enhancement of estuarine and coastal water habitats.We believe that a brighter future for all fisheries is in the hands of informed anglers, who will take proactive steps to increase, not just maintain, the stocks. The instruments for such action are members who will commit to achieving game fish habitat protection, enlightened regulation, research, and education.

Anglers Action Program is one such initiative where we have asked recreational angler to record their catches by simply logging the general size and location of their catch on the The program now boasts over 10,000 registered users, and the number grows daily.To date,over 150 different species of fish have been logged into the system, with inshore saltwater species getting the most tallies. Approximately 100,000 fish have been logged to date in the name of better science, better habitats, and better fishing.

To date, AAP data has been used in five stock assessments in Florida, including snook, sea trout, and red drum. Local municipalities have partnered with SGF and iAngler Tournament to help identify critical habitats (see Lake Worth Lagoon Challenge). When you choose to use iAngler Tournament, your event's information contributes directly to a brighter fishing future.