Dedicated to promoting stewardship and responsible use of aquatic resources, fisheries and habitats.

Fish and Wildlife Service Contacts


Region 1 Pacific Region | Staff Directory and Contact Information
Idaho - Oregon - Washington - Hawaii - Pacific Islands 

Region 2 Southwest Region | Staff Directory and Contact Information
Arizona - New Mexico - Oklahoma - Texas 

Region 3 Midwest Region Staff Directory and Contact Information
Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Michigan - Minnesota - Missouri - Ohio - Wisconsin

Region 4 Southeast Region | Staff Directory and Contact Information
Alabama - Arkansas - Florida - Georgia - Kentucky - Louisiana - Mississippi - North Carolina - Puerto Rico - South Carolina - Tennessee - U.S. Virgin Islands 

Region 5 Northeast Region | Staff Directory and Contact Information
Connecticut - Delaware - District Of Columbia - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New York - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - Vermont - Virginia - West Virginia

Region 6 Mountain-Prairie Region Staff Directory and Contact Information
Colorado - Idaho - Kansas - Montana - Nebraska - North Dakota - South Dakota - Utah - Wyoming 

Region 7 Alaska Region Staff Directory and Contact Information

Region 8 Pacific Southwest Region Staff Directory and Contact Information
California - Nevada 

Visit the FWS WSFR website directly at if you need further details.

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About us

Our organization leads the discussions for aquatic leaders. AREA is organized for educational purposes. AREA members include representatives of State, Federal, industry, fisheries and educational professionals involved in aquatic resource education programs. The nationwide non-profit Association is created to foster, promote and encourage aquatic education.

Find us

Look at the AREA listing for your Regional Representative.

For payment assistance, contact Treasurer Sarah Chabaane, Phone: 803-737-8483, Email:

For member assistance, contact Member Support,  Carol Paterick, Phone: 301-805-0784,

Become a member

Show your commitment to increase ARE effectiveness  -
  • Provide expertise regarding aquatic education issues, strategies and methodologies 
  • Provide an organized forum for discussion, deliberation, and resolution 
  • Support aquatic resource management programs 
  • Develop strategic plans for the future; provide organization and direction to AREA members 
  • Serve as a liaison between agencies, industry and state aquatic resource education coordinators
  • Promote education and wise-use management and conservation of aquatic resources and those recreational sports related to them

We invite you to browse our Web site and to support our goals by joining AREA.

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