However, if we look at this from the supported industry point of view, who should be responsible for supplying funds to generate this pertinent research? While it might not be something many like to hear, this responsibility could very well ride on the recreational community — anglers, captains, conservation groups and the supported industry. We are the ones who benefit from a healthy fishery, and we must invest in the resource just as if we were investing in a Fortune 500 company. Without adequate funding, necessary research will continue to fall by the wayside. Necessary stock assessments will continue to be delayed. With lean operating budgets far less than the annual budgets of NMFS, conservation groups can only do so much to further research on their own. Why every angler who chases billfish is not a member of one of these groups is beyond me, but it should be something we all think about. How much are you investing in the future of the fishery?