The Fisheries Conservation Foundation

The Fisheries Conservation Foundation
The Fisheries Conservation Foundation (FCF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes the work and knowledge of aquatic scientists, resource managers, and environmental professionals. The FCF strives to ensure that objective, peer-reviewed scientific information about fisheries and aquatic resources reaches policy-makers and the public, so the decisions made about the use of our freshwater and marine ecosystems are logical, informed, and based on the principles of sustainability.

The Fisheries Conservation Foundation was founded in 2003 as an outreach arm of the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Established in 1870, AFS is the oldest and largest professional society representing fisheries scientists around the world. Members of AFS, more than 9,000 professionals, address the full spectrum of fish, fisheries, and aquatic resource issues. The Fisheries Conservation Foundation strives to connect the scientific expertise of AFS with other conservation partners and like-minded organizations to inject current scientific knowledge of aquatic resource issues into the public and political knowledge base.