Calls to Action

PA Fish & Boat Commission Executive Director to be in Erie on March 3rd, 1 pm at the Erie Sport & Travel Expo at the Bayfront Convention Center

The Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) is asking for your help in sharing important information with TU members within your region. The PFBC is hosting sportsmen’s forums across the state to seek input from anglers and boaters on how the agency can best conserve aquatic resources while creating more opportunities for fishing and boating recreation.

The fourth one is being held Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m. in conjunction with the Erie Sport & Travel Expo at the Bayfront Convention Center. The forum will be held in Room 140 ABC.

The forums are titled “A Sportsmen’s Forum – How Resource First and Anglers and Boaters Can Help Shape the Future of Fishing and Boating in Pennsylvania.” The forums feature an overview of the agency’s existing programs and a discussion of its current financial state of affairs. A question and answer period will follow.

The forums are being held at a critical time. According to Executive Director John Arway, “Declining fishing license sales and boat registration fees coupled with increasing costs make it necessary to take a fresh look at redesigning the agency’s strategic plan. The information learned will be used to help form a new agency strategic plan to meet the expectations of anglers and boaters.”

We are seeking your help to encourage TU members to share their opinions by attending Saturday’s forum and discussing issues in person with Director Arway. They can also share their opinions through an online public opinion poll at

Thank you for sharing this important information with your membership. We hope you and your members can join us.



Eric Levis | Communications Director
PA Fish and Boat Commission | Bureau of Outreach, Education & Marketing
1601 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg PA 17110-9299