The FishAmerica Foundation is the American Sportfishing Association’s conservation and research foundation. We unite the sportfishing industry with conservation groups, government natural resource agencies, corporations and foundations to invest in sportfish and habitat conservation and research across the country.
Since 1983, the FishAmerica Foundation has awarded $12.1 million to 1,007 projects in all fifty states and Canada to enhance fish populations, restore fishery habitats, improve water quality and advance fishery research to improve sportfishing opportunities and help ensure recreational fishing’s future.
The foundation is supported by government agencies that share our conservation mission; sportfishing and boating companies investing in fishing’s future; and private foundations looking to protect the outdoors for its lasting enjoyment.
When you support the FishAmerica Foundation, you support nationwide, grassroots efforts to conserve the outdoors and ensure that millions of Americans and our future generations can enjoy recreational fishing.
The FishAmerica Foundation’s mission is to unite the sportfishing and boating industry with non-endemic corporations, foundations and government agencies to invest in fisheries and habitat in the U.S. and Canada.
In support of this mission, the FishAmerica Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations and grassroots, conservation entities to enhance fish populations, restore fisheries habitat, improve water quality and advance fisheries research to improve sportfishing opportunities for millions of Americans and to help ensure that future generations also have the opportunity to enjoy recreational fishing.
Vice President, Operations and CFO
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014 – 2016
With the exception of the Treasurer, the foundation’s board of directors is the same as the American Sportfishing Association.
Dave Bulthuis (Chairman)
Vice President, Sales, Costa
Kirk Immens (Vice Chairman)
President, Sportco Marketing, Inc.
Louis Chemi (Secretary)
Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Recreational Marine Division, Navico
Jim Hubbard (Treasurer)
Former Vice President, Brunswick Marine
Gregg Wollner (Immediate Past Chairman)
Executive Vice President, Rapala
Terry Pederson (At-Large)
Vice President of Sales, Daiwa Corporation
President, National Marine Manufacturers Association
Director of Conservation, Bass Pro Shops
Publisher, On The Water, LLC
President, Shimano American Corporation
President, ZEBCO Brands
President, Lew’s Fishing Tackle
President, St. Croix Rods
Aledia Hunt Tush
President, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters
President, Simms Fishing Products
Executive Director, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, Big Rock Sports, LLC