Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act, commonly referred to
as the Dingle-Johnson Act, adopted by Congress on August
9, 1950, was modeled after the Pittman-Robertson Act, aimed at creating
a similar program for the management, conservation, and restoration
of fishery resources.
Funds to support
the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration programs are received
from excise taxes on fishing
equipment, fish finders,
motorboat fuels, small engine fuels, and import duties. State agencies
that sell fishing licenses are the only entities eligible to receive
grant funds. Each state’s share is based 60 percent on the
number of it’s licensed anglers (fishermen) and 40 percent
on the size of it’s land and water area.
are used by state fish and wildlife agencies for sport fish management,
boating access, and aquatic education projects.
US Fish and Wildlife Service http://federalaid.fws.gov/sfr/fasfr.html
Grant Contact Information
Sports Fish Management: Bob Leland, (360) 902-2817, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boating Access: Steve Sherlock, (360) 902-2375, email@example.com
Projects and Applications
Reports detailing the Sport Fish
Restoration grants received in Washington state are available