The Recreational Fishing Alliance has opened a new Alabama Chapter headquartered in Mobile.
"The goal of the RFA in this area is to promote the rights of our recreational fishermen and to safeguard the jobs of tackle shops, marinas, and others employed in the industry," said Alec Breaud, the chapter's first chairman. "Maclin Smith (the co-chair) and I will be promoting hard in the next few months to get the word out and expand membership,"
RFA is a grassroots, non profit, membership based organization that has existed for over ten years along the eastern and western coasts of the United States.
"The first expansion into the Gulf came with the Texas Chapter, which has realized great accomplishments such as their Great Barrier Reef Project," said Breaud. "We believe that with the right backing and membership, we can tackle the main issues that plague our state. First and foremost is the red snapper fiasco, which we plan to work on with the Texas Chapter. A lot of charter fishermen's jobs are on the line, and we do not want to watch them fall apart."