Get Involved

Even though we are just getting underway, there are a few things that you can do right now to help support the Center and responsible fisheries.  No matter how you choose to get involved — we appreciate your efforts!

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Eat more U.S. seafood!

U.S. seafood harvesting is subject to extensive regulations governing nearly every aspect of their operations, best ensuring sustainability and safety.  One of the easiest — and certainly the most delicious — ways to support responsible fisheries is by preferring U.S. seafood.  Support your local domestic seafood industry — “Buy American” when you can.  Ask your local retailer or restaurant where the seafood they serve is harvested, and let them know the benefits of U.S. seafood.

Go fishing!

Recreational fishing is a great way to enjoy a nice afternoon or even a whole day!  If you have the chance, get out there and catch a big one.  Remember, retain only fish that are allowed by regulation and that you intend to eat or share with your friends.  Release the other fish you catch as safely as possible.  A few responsible practices will go a long way in keeping our oceans healthy, both today and for future generations.

Send us your thoughts

The Center is just getting underway and asks for your help.  If you have constructive ideas or suggestions, then please feel free to send us a message.

Donate to the Center

The Center is a 501(c)(3) public charity and is funded exclusively by grants and contributions.  By making a contribution, you can help us to achieve our goal of supporting responsible fisheries. Contributions to the Center are tax deductible as donations to charity.  Consult your tax advisor for more information.

Donate through the PayPal Giving Fund

Donations through the PayPal Giving Fund are received by the Center without transaction fees — we receive 100% of each donation.  You can pay by credit card or with your existing PayPal account.  To make a donation, please click here.

Contribute for free through AmazonSmile

Through’s AmazonSmile program, 0.5% of the cost of your eligible Amazon purchases will be contributed by AmazonSmile to the Center.  This doesn’t cost you a thing, and helps to support the Center and its mission.  To enroll your account, please click here.

Contribute by check

Please make checks payable to “NRBCRF” or “Nelson R. Beideman Center for Responsible Fisheries” and mail to:

PO Box 868
Lakewood, NJ 08701-0868