The Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (SFBPC) is a Federal Advisory Committee Act group that advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on aquatic conservation endeavors that benefit recreational resources and recreational boating and that encourage partnerships among industry, the public, and the government. The Council was established in 1993. The Council’s charter and bylaws provide more information on its duties, committee structure and authorities. The role of the Council was expanded by Executive Order 12962 in 1995. In subsequent years, Executive Order 13474 refined the previous order to provide additional guidance to Federal agencies on providing recreational fishing access.  

Council work products

February 11, 2020: SFBPC Recommendation Letter - This letter to Director Skipwith conveys the Fiscal Year 2020 Boating Infrasturcture Grant (BIG) Tier II proposal ranking and funding recommendations.

January 29, 2020: SFBPC Appointments to the Recreational Boating and Fish Foundation's (RBFF) Board of Directors. - This letter is Mr. Frank Peterson, President/CEO of RBFF informing him that the SFBPC Council voted on the appointments to the RBFF Board of Directors.


The SFBPC holds three to four public meetings each year. The public is invited to attend and offer comments at all committee meetings, which are announced by publication in the Federal Register at least 15 days before the meeting date.