Thank you for becoming a VSSA member. Your membership is approved and valid for a period of 1 year from the date you signed up. We are very excited you have joined us in the VSSA. Your opinion is very important. It is our goal to protect the fisheries and fishing jobs of Virginia and in order to accomplish that goal, we need your input. There are several resources available and many ways you can help. We encourage you to frequent our website, ifishva.org. The site contains a calendar of fisheries management events that may require input directly from you to the decision makers, or to a VSSA representative.
We encourage you to be active and attend these meetings of the VMRC, ASMFC, or others. Regarding these meetings, the commercial fishermen are well organized and well represented. If we want to protect our fisheries, we must unite, become informed, and be heard! We are constantly looking for ways to have members weigh in on fisheries management. On some issues you may be encouraged to write/email decision makers directly.
By gathering the opinions of our membership, attending and participating in fisheries management meetings, and encouraging others to do the same, we will make a difference. We cannot sit idly by and wait for legislation to be enacted because of a crisis. Our goals are broad and are not limited to a few fish. We want Virginia to be managed for abundance, not sustenance!
We have established our own forum for VSSA. We also created a separate forum page called: VSSA Youtube Series. This sub-forum is password protected so you view the video series anytime you desire. The password is: video2015
We look forward to serving you in the coming months. If you have any questions or comments, the best way to contact us is through our website or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary, Virginia Saltwater Sportfishing Association (VSSA)