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

About area

The Articles of Incorporation were adopted by the AREA membership on August 17, 1994, and were amended August 23, 1998; April 7, 2003; October 7, 2004, and March 12, 2009.  

The Bylaws were amended by Board action in 1995, 1998, 2004, and 2009. 

The Internal Revenue Service accepted the Articles of Incorporation, and confirmed AREA as a nonprofit organization on July 8, 1996. 



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About us

AREA members participate in a national effort toward angler and aquatic education, angler R3, outreach, resource conservation, research, program evaluation, and similar functions related to aquatic education and angler R3 programs. AREA members can participate in the national biennial conference and regional meetings / updates.

Find us

Look at the AREA listing for your Regional Representative.

For payment assistance, contact Treasurer Sarah Chabaane, Phone: 803-737-8483, Email: chabaanes@dnr.sc.gov

For member assistance, contact Member Support,  Carol Paterick, Phone: 301-805-0784, carolpaterick@gmail.com.


Become a member

By joining AREA, you have direct access to national, regional, and local levels of support and expertise. You will have opportunities to participate in conferences and seminars and enjoy daily dialogue with aquatic scientists and leaders from all walks of life.  AREA members share professional experience; and members are able to get in on the ground floor of innovations in aquatic and angler education and angler R3.
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