As the owner of Cenac Marine Services, Arlen “Benny” Cenac Jr.’s roots are tied very deeply to all forms of recreational aquatic activity and restoration. This explains perfectly why Mr. Benny has become a longtime member of the Center For Sportfishing Policy (CSP) based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The mission of the CSP “is to maximize opportunity for saltwater recreational anglers by organizing, focusing and engaging recreational fishing stakeholders to speak with one voice to shape federal marine fisheries management policy.”
There is a lot of work done behind the scenes that many people aren’t aware of when it comes to recreational salt water fishing. While there are decisions being made on Capitol Hill that could positively or negatively affect ocean wildlife, the CSP is there to bring a wealth of knowledge and preparation to fight for the best outcome.
A most recent issue that was shared on the Center For SportFishing Policy facebook page, involves a federal decision that was made that threatens swordfish, one of the most sought after sports fish, and leaves conservationist astonished. The CSP, along with several other concerned organizations are said to be working to encourage the Administration to take another look at this controversial and contradictory decision.
The CSP is made up of a board of directors all with a common goal in mind. They are constantly listening to the angler’s feedback not only to look out for the betterment of the fishermen but the marine life as well. Mr. Cenac has spent years as an avid benefactor for the gulf coast region and strong supporter of coastal wetland restoration. He is especially fond of his involvement with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. It is for that reason, Mr. Benny’s innate passion for marine conservation and advancement corresponds directly with the duty of the Center For Sportfishing Policy.