SWS boasts a rich history of leadership in advocacy for the sport and the resource. From the get-go, a strong ethic of conservation and wise use steered editorial policy, and it remains a core value. Editorials over the years, through a succession of editors, reflect this. Regular topics of discussion included voluntarily limiting your catch, the wasteful practices inherent in inshore netting, the degradation of coastal wetlands and inshore waters due to conflicts between industrial and residential development, water-management practices, and much more. In short, those are many of the same concerns we hold today. It's a legacy that those of us involved day to day in this institution strive to maintain, and take pride in.