The Snook Foundation Mission
Past President, Capt. Pete Hull-- in 1998, when the Snook Foundation was first organized to help pave the way for basic snook research to support responsible stock enhancement.
The Snook and Gamefish Foundation’s mission is to aid in the protection and preservation of current fish populations for future generations by facilitating coordination between anglers, researchers, and policy makers. We support unbiased and responsible fishery and marine regulations and and conservation, preservation, restoration, and enhancement of estuarine and coastal water habitats.
"For countless ages, man has taken from the sea. Now it is time for us to give back to this precious source of all our planet's life." William R. Mote, Founder of The Snook Foundation.
We believe that a brighter future for all fisheries is in the hands of informed anglers, who will take proactive steps to increase, not just maintain, the stocks. The instruments for such action are members who will commit to achieving game fish habitat protection, enlightened regulation, research, and education. We believe that, with the recent progress in stock enhancement and habitat research, along with improved understanding and protection of juvenile and nursery game fish habitat, we can together improve the outlook for inshore resources and game fishing!
Mr. Mote and Mrs. Helen Pratt. Bill Mote has passed on but his legacy lives. Helen Pratt continues to volunteer in the business office.
Mr William R Mote established the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota Florida in 1967. Since then, the laboratory has become world renown for its research and contributions to marine conservation. Mr. Mote's love and concern for the snook led him to establish the first successful culture program in 1996 , and subsequently to authorize the establishment of the Snook Foundation in 1998.
His vision for the foundation was for it to serve as a platform for anglers and conservationists to preserve, protect and enhance snook and game fish populations.
More about Programs and People:
- Snook and Gamefish Foundation Executive Committee
- Snook and Gamefish Foundation Board of Directors and Advisory Councils
- Angler Action Programs
- SmartAngler Programs
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