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Coastal Bend Guides Association


Non-Profit Organization

About Us

The Coastal Bend Guides Association's mission is to maintain a regional organization that promotes a high standard of professionalism; encourage and increase business for the license professional guides of the Texas coast; enhance public respect and appreciation for the profession; influence legislation and bureaucratic decisions by the State of Texas and federal government that affect the sport fishing industry and guide fishing profession; and, strive for conservation of our valued coastal marine resource. The CBGA is a tax-exempt organization 501(c)(6) that actively seeks and supports solutions to issues that impact the outdoor sporting industry. We are dedicated to the preservation of the environment and the livelihood of our members.

Our History
The Coastal Bend Guides Association was founded in 1989. This non-profit association was originally organized with the primary purpose of increasing awareness among guides and outdoorsman regarding the affairs of Texas legislators, and other elements of the Texas state government, that have a direct impact on the outdoor sportsman industry as a whole.

We Help Existing Anglers Improve Their Skills & New Anglers Learn!
The Coastal Bend Guides Association is a 501(c (6) organization comprised of a voluntary group of individual businesses who have agreed to help one another achieve excellence in the areas of safety and regulatory compliance and become the gold standard of professional mariners in the Coastal Bend while giving back to the community. You can be confident in your choice that all of our members are genuine profession

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