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U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
On September 20, 2004, the U.S. Commission on ocean Policy fulfilled its mandate to submit recommendations for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy to the President and Congress. The Commission's final report, "An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century," contains 212 recommendations addressing all aspects of ocean and coastal policy. The 16 members of the Commission call on the President and Congress to take decisive, immediate action to carry out these recommendations, which will halt the steady decline of our nation's oceans and coasts.

International Big Fish Network
International Big Fish Network, Inc. IBFN associates have extensive fishing, Internet technologies and management experience that has been focused for the past four years on building big fish community databases, organizational infrastructure and big fish community constituents.

Marlin The International Sportfishing Magazine
Online addition includes news, articles, guides and destinations, boats, engines, electronics, forums and species information.

National Coalition for Marine Conservation's
The National Coalition for Marine Conservation (NCMC), based in Virginia, is the USA's oldest public advocacy group dedicated exclusively to conserving ocean fish and their environment. Our mission is to build public awareness of the threats to our marine fisheries, provide constructive solutions, and convince state, national and international fishery managers to take appropriate action to reverse the overfishing effects on marine fish.

NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service
(NOAA Fisheries Service). NOAA Fisheries Service is dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management, and the promotion of healthy ecosystems.

Deep Sea Fishing 
South Padre Island, Texas 
Captain Bryan Ray National Fisherman
Each issue of National Fisherman is dedicated to delivering the best coverage of boats, fishing gear, environmental developments, technology, new products, and fishery resource information. Coast to coast, more commercial fishermen read National Fisherman than any other professional fishing magazine. We work hard to ensure a better future for commercial fishermen.

NMFS Permits
Offers online applications to buy permit for Atlantic tunas, update permit information, and report recreational landings of bluefin tuna.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Fishing & Boating
Fish records & awards, artificial reefs, free fishing in state parks, sharelunker, coastal fisheries bay team, sport fish restoration, fishing reports, commercial fishing, recreational fishing, bag & size limits, buy a license, learn to fish, where to fish, catch and release, fish consumption bans & advisories, tagged fish, tides, forecasts, federal waters, fisheries management, hatcheries, public waters stocking, find a biologist, and research.

Need a Texas Fishing License?
Island Outfitters also sell Texas Fishing licenses for those who need one at the shop.

Texas State Saltwater Records: Rod and Reel

Texas International Fishing Tournament
For more than 69 years the Texas International Fishing Tournament has taken pride in creating an atmosphere of friendly fishing competition and wholesome family fun. The 70th annual five day event, scheduled for July 30 - August 3, 2008, offers fishing divisions that include bay, offshore and tarpon. TIFT is open to anglers of all ages and is the largest saltwater fishing tournament in Texas.

The Recreational Fishing Alliance Texas State Chapter
The RFA's stated mission begins with protecting your right to fish! Marine resources are the common property of all citizens and you have a right to enjoy using those resources within the boundaries of maintaining sustainable fisheries and the implementation of common sense conservation measures. RFA is, after all, a grass-roots association of concerned recreational anglers and industry members. This sets RFA apart from conservation and environmental groups, which have little or no concern about your ability to fish. This does not mean that RFA ignores conservation issues, quite the opposite. RFA spends the majority of its time working to protect marine resources and the marine environment, which has a direct benefit on recreational fishing.

Fishing Guides on South Padre Island
For fishing in South Padre contact Skipper Ray at Island Outfitters for bay fishing and off-shore guides, hunting, sport fishing charters, Port Isabel, Texas and South Padre Island fishing trips the Lower Laguna Madre.

Valley Boats for Sale
Valley Boats for Sale, Bay Fishing Boats, Sporting Boats, Offshore Fishing, Commercial Boats, Sailboats, Pontoon, Personal Water Craft, South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Bay View, Arroyo City, Port Mansfield. Boats and watercraft for the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre.

Fishing Guides World

Cowboy Connection
Professional Football Players Invitational
Cowboy Connection - 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

Cap'n Roy's Restaurant
Delicious Mexican & Seafood at very reasonable prices. Located by the bay on South Padre Island.

Waterfowl Species
Waterfowl species have historically been an important food source, and continue to be hunted as game. For more information and hunting technique on waterfowl visit

Fly Fishing Organizations in Texas
Enjoying a sunset together on South Padre is a great way to spend quality time with the children. Come to the coast and create some memories to treasure.
  • The Alamo Fly Fishers - San Antonio, Texas, based club provides local fly patterns, events schedule, articles, classifieds and message board.
  • Central Texas Flyfishers - Based in San Marcos with a philosophy of sharing information about the sport through instruction and community involvement.
  • Dallas Flyfishers - Provides events calendar, local weather links, photos, contact details, library, newsletters, and bulletin board.
  • East Texas Fly Fishers - Membership organization for local freshwater and saltwater fly fishermen. Offers newsletters, events calendar, fishing reports, membership information, and photos.
  • Fort Worth Fly Fishers - Provides northwest Texas fishing reports, membership information, history, swap and sell, newsletters, and bulletin board.
  • Lone Star Fly Fishers - Membership organization for local freshwater and saltwater fly fishermen. Offers newsletters, events calendar, fishing reports, membership information, and photos. Located in Tyler, Texas.
  • Texas Women Fly Fishers Club - Encourages and educates women fly fishers, from novice to veteran levels of experience. Includes poems, quotes and stories, outings, newsletters, and bulletin board.
  • Fly Fishing South Padre Island - contact Skipper Ray at Island Outfitters for bay fishing and off-shore guides, hunting, sport fishing, Port Isabel and South Padre fishing the Lower Laguna Madre.

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