Teeg Stouffer is founder and executive director of Recycled Fish, the national non-profit organization of “anglers living a lifestyle of stewardship both on and off the water.”
Teeg is a life-long angler, truly passionate about the sport of fishing and the resource on the whole. “I came from a fishing family, both on my mom’s side and my dad’s side. We grew up fishing. I had a rod in my hand at age three, and I don’t think I ever put it down,” he said.
Hailing from the Midwest, Teeg started his career in the media working in radio, then in event marketing. “I got my first radio show when I was 14 years old, and I was working for a local station by the time I was 16.”
“There’s a budding movement within the sport fishing community to be more than users of the resource but to be genuine stewards of the resource. We have a heritage as conservationists, and according to the American Sportfishing Association, no group puts more time or money into conservation than anglers. But we can do more. Must do more. 49% of our waters are so polluted that they can’t support a healthy fishery, and who but us – those of us who love to fish – should be leading the charge to change that?”
Lean more about Recycled Fish here