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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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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After 12 years of serving Palm Beach County, making a difference in the lives of thousands of children, it is time to...
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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 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...
New in 2018!!! We are very excited to announce the beginning of our new Mobile Marine Lab. Thanks to the Community...
Capt. Richard Brochu
Executive Director and Founder