FishAmerica Foundation Helps Fund Restoration Programs

Grants worth nearly $200,000 were awarded to groups in nine coastal states through a community-based fisheries habitat restoration program sponsored by the American Sportfishing Association's FishAmerica Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Striped bass, salmon and shad are among the fisheries to benefit from 14 matching grants of up to $30,000 awarded to community partners in Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. The groups that received the grants will contribute more than 15,000 hours to improve water quality, revegetate river shorelines and coastal wetlands, and improve migration pathways. For more information, visit