About Us

The Recreational Fisheries Research Institute

The Recreational Fisheries Research Institute (RFRI) was founded in 1998 by Randy Pausina, Marine Fisheries Biologist and former Assistant Secretary Office of Fisheries for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Randy is credited with initiating many novel and highly successful programs, such as: La Creel, Tag Louisiana, Louisiana Saltwater Series, Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program, LDWF Recreational Fishing Outreach and Aquatic Education Section, LA Fisheries Forward…and many more!

Managing the future of fishing in Louisiana is a monumental task and in order for the RFRI to tackle fisheries, habitat, and coastal restoration projects, funding is required. To accomplish these goals in 1998, the RFRI was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity.  All donations are tax deductible.

Fisheries, Habitat and Coastal Restoration Projects.

Read an article about Randy in the Guy Harvey Magazine.

Board of Directors

  • Chalin Delaune

    President

  • Vincent Wynne

    Vice President

  • Kleo Blue

    Sect/Treasurer

  • Kyle Catalano

    Board Member

  • Patrick Fitzmorris

    Board Member

  • Greg Keller

    Board Member

  • Glenn Ledet

    Board Member

  • Camp Matens

    Board Member

  • Dane Mitchell

    Board Member

  • Rio Olend

    Board Member

  • Greg West

    Board Member

  • Drew Dodd

    Board Member

Would You Like To Support Us?

Managing the future of fishing in Louisiana is a monumental task and in order for the RFRI to tackle fisheries, habitat, and coastal restoration projects, funding is required. Your contributions will greatly protect, enhance and maintain the Gulf Coast Marine Fishery through science, education and public involvement.  All donations are tax deductible.