Montauk Surfcasters Assocation
The Montauk Surfcasters Association is a non-profit organization, founded in 1980 that:
• Preserves and protects the privilege to fish on Long Island.
• Represents our membership to the Fishing Advisory Board, an ad hoc committee which advises New York State on matters affecting surf fishermen such as permit regulations, beach access, fees, habitat & use of State Parks on Long Island.
• Represents fishermen on matters affecting the use of Suffolk County & Local Parks.
• Advocates for fishermen to elected officials regarding regulations affecting the fishery, habitat protection and other environmental matters.
• Monitors State and local candidates for office and informs membership on issues affecting fishermen and fishing access.
• Collaborates with other fishing organizations throughout coastal areas to help preserve surf fishing.
Annual activities of the M.S.A include:
• Spring and fall clean-up of the beaches surrounding Montauk Point; participation in National Beach Clean-up Day, Clean up at Orient Point, and several other locations throughout long island
• Annual poster contest in Montauk as part of Oktoberfest.
• Annual picnic in Montauk.
• Participation in St. Patrick’s Day Parade
• Participation in fishing seminars.