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Phone: 612-713-5360
Address: BHW Federal Building
One Federal Drive
Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4056

You probably don't have to be told what fishing means to you. You know how much you value time spent in the great outdoors, time with family and friends on the water, the thrill of battling a trophy.

But, you may not realize how much you mean to fishing. You see, your dollars go directly to help make fishing and boating better in the United States. Without the support of anglers and boaters, there would be a lot less opportunity to enjoy these activities.

Animation of FishermanIt's as simple as filling your boat with gas, buying your child a new rod, or stocking up on lures before your next trip. YOU support the Sport Fish Restoration Program managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The tax you pay on recreational fishing equipment and boat fuel helps create future fishing and boat opportunities.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs distribute the money to state fish and wildlife agencies to improve fishing and boating in your state.

Simply by purchasing fishing and hunting equipment, you are contributing to a partnership that has created one of the most successful conservation programs in the world. Consider this: These funds have made possible the purchase of more than 260,000 acres for fishing and boating and have helped build or reconstruct more than 1,200 fishing and boating access sites.

Anglers have a proud legacy of conserving the natural resources in the United States. The Sport Fish Restoration Program is an important component of that legacy.

The Sport Fish Restoration Program helps:

  • Improve fisheries management through research
  • Educate people about aquatic resources
  • Keep the water clean by building 2,200 pump out stations and 14,000 dump stations for boat sewage
  • Support 624 million days of fishing each year for both saltwater and freshwater species
  • Protect, manage, and restore aquatic habitat

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Last updated: December 15, 2009