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Some Questions About the Fisheries Conservation Foundation


Do you have questions about the Fisheries Conservation Foundation?  Maybe we can address these below. If you are not able to find the answer, please email us at info@fishconserve.org

How do I contact the Fisheries Conservation Foundation?

Our mailing address is: Fisheries Conservation Foundation, 302 E. Green Street #2102, Champaign, IL 61825.  We do not maintain a foundation phone number so please send us an email at info@fishconserve.org and we will have someone call you. And if you are in the area, we’d like nothing more than to meet-up over a cup of coffee!

Does the Fisheries Conservation Foundation work on saltwater or freshwater fish?

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, that’s us.  Although Dr. Seuss wasn’t a fisheries biologist, we often feel akin to his famous book.  Some of our campaigns focus on a particular group of fish (Sharks, Black Bass) while others are more ecosystem oriented (Coastal, Rivers, and Flats), or topic oriented (Responsible Angling). Overall FCF is concerned with fisheries at different scales in both freshwater and marine environments.  Or as Dr. Seuss would say, in a box, or with a fox, but that is another story.

I would like to interview someone from the Fisheries Conservation Foundation.  How do I contact someone?

We are a group that loves to talk fish, so we welcome these opportunities. There are a couple avenues to reach FCF scientists.  You can send an email request to info@fishconserve and we will pass it on to the appropriate scientist or help you line up an interview. You can also go to the individual campaign pages and at the end of the page there is a campaign contact email, which will go directly to the campaign leader.

How does FCF spend their money?

We are proud to say that the majority of our donation gifts are spent on projects and campaign activities and not overhead. Once of the impressive things about FCF is the enthusiasm and dedication of our campaign leaders to volunteer their own time and resources to get work done. We provide a small stipend for two staff members who keep our website, social media, emails, and accounting in order, but much of their time is donated as well.  Go team FCF!

I contacted you and did not get an answer back

Please say it isn’t so! We can only apologize and ask you to understand.  As we addressed in the above question, we don’t have any full-time staff and try as we might, an email could have been overlooked. Just like your mother used to say: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

Can you remove me from your emailing list?

Well that would be sad! But if you would like to be removed, just select unsubscribe at the end of our last email to you. Or send us an e-mail to info@fishconserve.org with the subject line “unsubscribe.” If there’s a reason you’d like off our list, put that in the e-mail too. We promise to take your comments to heart.

Where can I find out about volunteer or internship opportunities with FCF?

Although we are connected to many projects and research endeavors, we do not have any formal process for people to volunteer or to apply for an internship. However, if you have ideas or an area of expertise that you think would fit into our campaigns or programs, let us know. You can also refer to the 5 Ways You Can Help on our website footer.

What is The Fisheries Conservation Foundation’s position on recreational fishing?

The foundation is a collection of scientists and supporters that are avid anglers, scientists that look at the impacts of recreational angling, or both. Often when studies report the negative impacts of angling, it is interpreted as anti-angling. In fact, most recreational angling research is all about improving the fishery. FCF works on ways to educate governing bodies and anglers on new research findings to achieve the ultimate goal of both conserving sport fish species and supporting a thriving recreational fishery.

I am interested in a career in fisheries / marine science / freshwater ecology.  Can you provide information? 

Many of our scientists and associates are at universities and work with undergraduate and graduate programs.  At a minimum, we can certainly provide information on where to get more information.

Why should I follow FCF on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest?

If you want to stay current on key conservation issues — follow us! Social media outlets allow us to communicate both the work we do at FCF and other key issues in aquatic natural resources. It also allows us to show support for other individuals or organizations that are doing great work.  We tweet, post, and pin on a variety of topics ranging from #Fish, #Fisheries, #Oceans, #Freshwater, #Climate, #Conservation policy, etc.  FCF Communications Director, Julie Claussen, currently runs our social media program and she would love to hear your comments or feedback about conservation education through social media. Remember, you can show support for FCF by retweeting, sharing, and re-pinning our posts. Our social media motto? Veni, vidi, vici retweeti  (I came, I saw, I conquered, I retweeted).

 

Contact Us

Fisheries Conservation Foundation
302 E. Green Street #2102
Champaign, IL 61825
info@fishconserve.org

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