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 curriculum.Read More
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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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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The FFA is prepared to bring an advanced Marine Lab program and science center to the old Northboro High School building in West...
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7th Annual Fundraiser
Tortuga Music Festival
The Great Give
FFA Appreciation Night at City Fish
Northboro Marine Lab groundbreaking
Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade aboard the Thea Marie
The FFA is prepared to bring an advanced Marine Lab program and science center to the Northboro property. In this classroom-based program,...
Our program offerings include community fishing and snorkeling days on our partner’s newly launched 49-passenger, Coast Guard-inspected, hybrid, handicapped-accessible catamaran vessel...
The Fishing for Families program, designed to create a community educated on which species of fish can be legally and ethically...
The need to protect our natural resources has come to a tipping point. The time is ripe, overdue even, to bring...
Capt. Richard Brochu
Executive Director and Founder
Captain Bob Cawood
Kathy Daley Bochicchio