The Conservation Alliance: Fishing Industry Leaders Double Down on Conservation Agenda

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June 30, 2024
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The Conservation Alliance: Fishing Industry Leaders Double Down on Conservation Agenda

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onWater Team
June 30, 2024
7 min read
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Continuing their commitment to protecting the places we all need for fishing, the fishing industry launches the Conservation Alliance.

“This represents an exciting moment for the growth and expansion of our membership at The Conservation Alliance,”said Conor McElyea, Senior Director of Membership at The Conservation Alliance. “Fishing ranks second when it comes to annual outdoor participation and having this group of reputable fly fishing brands join our membership is a key moment to improve representation from a segment that has long been absent from our membership”.

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The Conservation Alliance (TCA) – a coalition of like minded businesses working to protect North America’s wild places and outdoor spaces – is expanding its membership into the fishing industry. From line and reel manufacturers, to apparel companies, seven fishing brands have joined TCA including Abel, Airflo, Emerger Strategies, Dyna King, Rare Waters, Ross Reels, and Simms. These companies join an existing membership of nearly 300 companies –  from a range of industries from outdoor industry to brewers, bankers, sportsmen, and renewable energy – supporting the organization’s well established grant making efforts and corporate advocacy to protect land and water in North America.

About The Conservation Alliance:
The Conservation Alliance is a coalition of over 270 like-minded member companies who pool resources to fund and advocate for the protection of North America’s cherished wild places and outdoor spaces. Through the collective power of their membership – companies from a range of industries from outdoor industry to brewers, bankers, sportsmen, and renewable energy – take bold steps to conserve wild public lands and waters. Since 1989, we’ve awarded over $31.9 million in grants and helped protect over 82 million acres and 4,570 river miles, remove or halt 38 dams, purchase 22 climbing areas and designate five marine reserves.

About Abel:
Abel is a premium, American, fishing company producing fishing gear that meet the highest standards in quality, design, and manufacturing.

About Airflo:
Airflo creates a revolutionary fly line made with Polyurethane, rather than PVC, which is better for the planet as well as strong and durable.

About Emerger Strategies:
Emerger Strategies is a sustainable business consultancy whose mission is to measure and improve your company’s sustainability performance, all while boosting profits. They have been a proud 1% for the Planet member since our inception in 2016, and are also a Climate Neutral Certified company.

About Dyna-King:
Dyna-King is home to the highest in quality, fly tying vises.

About Rare Waters:
RareWaters offers a simple and affordable way for anglers to book private ranches, experience adventure and get away from the crowds. RareWaters links Landowners with private water with Anglers who would love to fish it. RareWaters is Fly Fishing. Unlocked.

About Ross Reels:
Ross Reels manufactures fly reels that inspire adventure. All of their products are 100% Made in the USA and built to last a lifetime.

About Simms Fishing Products
Established in 1980, Simms is the preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear and technical fishing apparel and accessories. The full line of Simms gear is available at specialty and large format retailers across North America as well as www.simmsfishing.com.

Media Contact: Lilly Zoller, Director of Communications, The Conservation Alliance: Lilly@ConservationAlliance.com

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