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B.A.S.S. Lends Support To Center For Coastal Conservation

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B.A.S.S. has partnered with the Center for Coastal Conservation in a corporate sponsorship, in hopes of preserving recreational angling and the conservation of U.S. waterways

August 4, 2015

B.A.S.S. Lends Support To Center For Coastal Conservation

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, today announced its corporate sponsorship of the Center for Coastal Conservation. The sponsorship underscores the commitment of B.A.S.S. to the preservation of recreational angling and conservation of U.S. waterways.

“Having the support of an organization like B.A.S.S. is incredibly meaningful,” said Center for Coastal Conservation President Jeff Angers. “The members of B.A.S.S. clearly share our vision for the future of recreational fishing and boating, and their participation in our organization will serve to strengthen our abilities to advance federal public policy that benefits the entire fishing and boating community.”

This announcement comes on the heels of the official B.A.S.S. endorsement of “Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC),” a new, intuitive online advocacy system that allows fishing enthusiasts to write, call, or tweet their legislators through prewritten engagements online at www.bassforsalt.com.

“The issues addressed by the Center for Coastal Conservation and Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation affect legislative policy battles that have the potential to spread to the freshwater fisheries we all love,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “Through our active membership in the Center and our involvement with BASC, we have the opportunity to make our voices heard through advocacy for the preservation and growth of recreational angling.”

The Center for Coastal Conservation is a coalition of the leading advocates for marine recreational fishing and boating. It is dedicated to promoting sound conservation and wise use of ocean resources and supports federal legislators through its political action committee, Center PAC. The organization is non-partisan and focuses on having an impact in the national political arena, principally Congress and federal regulatory agencies, to promote a quality recreational fishery and improve angling and boating access.

About the Center for Coastal Conservation
The Center for Coastal Conservation is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code whose mission is to promote good stewardship of America’s marine resources. The Center is currently spearheading an unprecedented alliance of recreational fishing, boating, industry and conservation groups that support modernizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act. For more information, visit www.CoastalConservation.US.

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