What is the Florida Fishing Academy?
The Florida Fishing Academy (FFA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 for the purpose of empowering at-risk youth with positive life skills, alternatives to destructive or antisocial behavior and a sense of responsibility for shaping the world around them. FFA uses fishing and other water sports as a vehicle for delivering these lessons, weaving effective life, environmental and social skills into a youth-oriented, hands-on educational programs through youth camps and field trips.Read More
Wallace J. Nichols, a California Academy of Sciences marine biologist, is one of many to document the emotional and social benefits of...
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Our marine environment is under attack, from overfishing, environmental degradation and manmade spoils like pollution and industrial accidents. To protect the future...
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After 10 years of serving Palm Beach County, making a difference in the lives of thousands of children, it is time to...
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Since 2015, the FFA has improved access for people with special needs, especially youth and disabled veterans dependent on a wheelchair. We...
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The FFA is prepared to bring an advanced Marine Lab program and science center to Palm Beach County. In this classroom-based program,...
The Florida Fishing Academy handicapped-accessible marine adventures. Our program offerings include community fishing and snorkeling days on our partner’s newly launched...
The Fishing for Families program, designed to create a community educated on which species of fish can be legally and ethically...
In our new marine lab, guided by Florida Fishing Academy instructors, students dissect a fish, squid or other marine life. The...
Capt. Richard Brochu
Executive Director and Founder