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Fred Golofaro Fred Golofaro

Director of Editorial
 

Fred has been a member of The Fisherman Magazine staff since 1976, serving as associate editor, managing editor, associate publisher, publisher and senior editor. He currently holds the post of editorial director. Along with his responsibilities at the magazine, he managed lengthy stints as a light tackle charter boat captain on Great South Bay and was one of the first in the modern era to guide anglers in the surf on Long Island.

Fred has been heavily involved in the fishing community for nearly four decades, serving on numerous federal, state and county advisory boards overseeing fisheries management and fishing access issues. He was an original member of the South Shore Estuary Preserve Committee; has developed and managed The Fisherman Send A Kid Fishing (1983 to present) and Build A Reef funds; established youth fishing camps in conjunction with Sea Grant; was a governor’s nominee to the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council; and has been instrumental in development of the Robert Sweeney Sportfishing Center, Green Island Access Area and Jones Beach Construction Dock Fishing Site.

Over the years, Fred has also served as director of numerous fishing tournaments throughout Long Island, conducted hundreds of seminars and lectures on all aspects of saltwater fishing, and hosted a News 12 Fishing Long Island TV show as well as radio fishing reports for WBAB and WCBS. He has served as outdoor columnist for the NY Daily News, and has been featured in both the New York Times and Wall street Journal. He has co-authored several fishing books and is the author of  Fishing Long Island Guide Book.

An active member of the Metropolitan Outdoor Press Association and New York State Outdoor Writers Association, and a charter member of the Long Island Outdoor Communicators Network, Fred has been honored by the Coastal Conservation Association with its Friend of Fisheries Conservation Award, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Casting For Recovery, and has been made an honorary member of the Long Island Beach Buggy Association. He was inducted into the New York State Outdoorsman Hall of Fame in 2011.
 

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