Virginia Saltwater Sportfishing Association


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The Virginia Saltwater Sportfishing Association’s (VSSA) purpose is to provide a strong voice in all matters relating to saltwater fishing and safeguard the right to fish recreationally.


The VSSA Goals:

• Unite Virginia Saltwater anglers, both recreational and charter, for all fisheries
management issues.

• Communication with all members of VSSA will be a high priority to ensure input is
dispersed and received to represent the interests of Virginia Salt Water Anglers.

• Keep members informed of all fishery related issues and represent the positions of VSSA members at the various local, state, and federal levels.

• Protect Virginia marine, boat and tackle industry jobs.

• Ensure the long-term sustainability of Virginia’s fisheries.

• Work to prevent unsustainable and damaging fishing, including fishing done on an industrial scale that damages our fishery and ecosystem.

• Support and maintain communication with local Virginia fishing clubs.