What is the Florida Fishing Academy?
The Florida Fishing Academy (FFA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006. Our mission is to change the lives of our youth through environmental stewardship by providing inspiration and education through recreation.
As part of our mission, we aspire to instill positive values in the young people we educate and mentor. These values include a respect for the law; a responsibility to preserve and protect the environment; a commitment to personal health and hygiene; a desire to be stewards of safe local neighborhoods; a belief in the value of education; and an urge to be positive role models.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 13 years of serving Palm Beach County, making a difference in the lives of thousands of children, it is time to...
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In late 2018, we signed a lease for the old workshop at the Riviera Beach Maritime Academy, in Riviera Beach. We...
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...
Capt. Richard Brochu
Executive Director and Founder
Matthew Hedrick, Treasurer