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Organizing Protecting Advocating Recruiting Promoting Boating and Fishing in South Carolina

Organizing Protecting Advocating Recruiting Promoting Boating and Fishing in South Carolina

Fishing Licenses
Registered Boats
Related Businesses
Combined Economic Impact
$ Billion

OUR MISSION

The mission of the South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance is to be a positive influence for the protection and growth of South Carolina's boating and fishing industry through advocacy, education, and stewardship.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance is to be a positive influence for the protection and growth of South Carolina's boating and fishing industry through advocacy, education, and stewardship.

About Us

Founded in 2021, The South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance (SCBFA) is a 501(c)(6) comprised of South Carolina’s boating and fishing manufacturers, dealers, retailers, boaters and anglers who represent $5 billion of commerce to the Palmetto State. 

THE LATEST

South Carolina Boating & Fishing Alliance Supports National Safe Boating Week Amid Safety Concerns Over NOAA’s Proposed Speed Rule

SCBFA supports these safety guidelines. However, we express grave concerns about the arbitrary 10-knot (11 mph) speed restriction proposed by NOAA and the Biden Administration, which could inadvertently compromise boater safety. The expansion of the 2008 North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction rule mandates that recreational boats travel at 10 knots (11 mph) up to 90 miles offshore along the entire eastern seaboard for much of the year, creating significant hazards for small craft operators. NOAA’s own data shows there has never been a documented whale strike with a boat between 35-65 feet in South Carolina waters.

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SCBFA National Safe Boating Week

The South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance (SCBFA) is dedicated to promoting safety on our beautiful waterways. Here are our top five tips to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable boating experience:

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THE LATEST

South Carolina Boating & Fishing Alliance Supports National Safe Boating Week Amid Safety Concerns Over NOAA’s Proposed Speed Rule

SCBFA supports these safety guidelines. However, we express grave concerns about the arbitrary 10-knot (11 mph) speed restriction proposed by NOAA and the Biden Administration, which could inadvertently compromise boater safety. The expansion of the 2008 North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction rule mandates that recreational boats travel at 10 knots (11 mph) up to 90 miles offshore along the entire eastern seaboard for much of the year, creating significant hazards for small craft operators. NOAA’s own data shows there has never been a documented whale strike with a boat between 35-65 feet in South Carolina waters.

Read More »

SCBFA National Safe Boating Week

The South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance (SCBFA) is dedicated to promoting safety on our beautiful waterways. Here are our top five tips to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable boating experience:

Read More »

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WHERE TO GET ON THE WATER

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JOIN US TODAY

We need you to protect and expand boating and fishing in the Palmetto State!

With your $25 individual contribution, you will receive an SCBFA-branded neck gaiter and sticker, along with our exclusive e-newsletter.

Please note this membership is for individuals. If you would like to contribute on behalf of your business, please email: [email protected]

Contributions to the organization are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions.