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Aquatic Ed Subprogram


Enhance the public’s understanding of water resources, aquatic life forms, sport fishing, and develop responsible attitudes and ethics toward the aquatic environment.

Source of Funds

  • Excise taxes on sport fishing equipment and electronic motors
  • Import duties on fishing tackle, yachts and pleasure craft
  • Portion of gasoline tax attributable to motorboats and small engines
  • Interest earned on Trust Fund

Quick Reference Guide

For more information: https://www.fws.gov/wsfrprograms/subpages/grantprograms/aquaticed/ae.htm

Two kids fishing on a dock behind a Sport Fish Restoration Program sign.Worms in dirt on a post, with girl in the background fishing.Truck tailgate with STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS! on the back.Girl fishing.People practicing casting at a fishing clinic.Boy holding hybrid striped bass he caught.Posted sign designating area for educational use only.