Carolina Kingfish Contest Contributes to RFA

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Carolina Kingfish Contest Contributes to RFA

2011 Tournament Organizers Encouraged To Support America's "Right to Fish"

The Onslow Bay Open King Mackerel Tournament Committee, Swansboro, N. C., announces that they will be donating $10 of each paid entry at their 11th Annual Southern Kingfish Association sanctioned king mackerel tournament on August 13, 2011 to the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA).  The tournament has raised $192,000 in 10 years for children's charities and fishing related community activities.

Tournament Director, Captain Stan "Stanman" Jarusinski, stated that "the fishermen must support those organizations that are involved in restoring and preserving our fishing activities and heritage, the RFA meets all of those requirements."  The committee further requests that all types of fishing tournaments from flounder to billfish contribute a part of their entry fee to the Recreational Fishing Alliance.


"RFA is grateful to Capt. Stan and the Onslow Bay Open King Mackerel Tournament Committee for helping support America's right to fish," said Jim Donofrio, RFA Executive Director.  "RFA supports the efforts of the Southern Kingfish Association and our team is looking forward to an exciting tournament season for all king mackerel anglers in 2011."


Founded in 1996, the Recreational Fishing Alliance was the first national, grassroots political action organization established to represent the rights of recreational fishermen and the recreational fishing industry as a whole on marine fisheries issues. A 501(c)(4) non-profit, RFA's mission is to safeguard the rights of saltwater anglers, protect marine, boat and tackle industry jobs, and ensure the long-term sustainability of our Nation's saltwater fisheries.


"One of the best ways for tournament organizers to protect the rights of their participants is by helping support the RFA through donation of a portion of the event proceeds," Donofrio said.  "RFA members are loyal, hardcore fishermen who search out events that support their individual right to fish, so it's a good investment all the way around."

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