Fishing enthusiasts have always been concerned about the future of the resources they depend on. Because of their long-term view, anglers have been willing to support the resource. In 1950, anglers helped pass the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act. Since then, this act has raised over $38 billion for conservation programs, money that can only be spent on fisheries and habitat. Add to that the funds raised through a portion of the motorboat fuel taxes also earmarked for fisheries conservation as well as improved access. And it does not stop there. Anglers between the ages of 16 and 65 also purchase fishing licenses. Much of this money is earmarked by states for fisheries management and resource enhancement. I know of no other outdoor pursuit as conservation-minded and supportive as fishing is. Anglers and their industry understand that without a sustainable resource, they have no tomorrow.