Board of Directors

Every ship needs a good captain.
These are the men and women plotting our course to a vibrant fishing future.


Bobby Spaeth

Born in St. Petersburg Florida Raised and lived in Madeira Beach his whole life. Graduate of Florida State University. Always had a passion for commercial fishing. Bobby's experience range from cleaning boats, Deck Hand, Captain, boat owner and seafood dealer. Through the last 30 years as executive director of the southern offshore fishing association Bobby has been involved in many regulatory issues affecting the livelihood of our fishermen and continues with his passion.


Capt Bob Zales

Fishery Management Consultant

Bob will be keeping our member and information on issues affecting our fisheries. Sofa members catch approximately one-half of the Grouper Tile Fish IFQ. We are working with the councils to resolve fishery issues.





Jack L. Golden

VV-P of SOFA
Member of SOFA for 30+ years
Commercial Fishing


Ed Maccine

President of SOFA
Member since 1978
Commercial Fisherman for 40 years





Kenneth L. Daniels

2nd Generation Fisherman
Owner Operator Bottom Long Liner Amy Lynn



Michael Dunsizer

Owner of Fisherman's Ideal Supply House
40 Years in Business
Treasurer for 15+ years



S.O.F.A. - We are a non-profit organization formed to promote fresh, high quality, domestic fish. Formed in Madeira Beach over 30 years ago, S.O.F.A.
Southern Offshore Fishermen's Association
13417 Gulf Lane #B,
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Phone: 727-310-8993
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