Code of Ethics

TheĀ SFI Membership Code of Ethics is intended to set out basic expectations of proper behavior for members and directors of the Sport Fishing Institute. The Code encourages ethical behaviour, accountability and transparency and provides a potential response to unethical behaviour, discrimination, breaches of confidentiality and other undesirable, dangerous or illegal activities.

A code of ethics is, by necessity, general. It outlines broad principles. It is not a detailed set of recommended practices on a specific issue.

The Code should foster positive and productive association culture oriented to the ideals of respect, cooperation and accountability. It protects the non-profit organization and allows for a response to unbecoming or unethical behaviour. For guidance of its members, the Code has been adopted by the Board of Directors under the authority vested in it by the Constitution and Bylaws of the SFI. A breach of the Code by any member reflects, directly or indirectly, upon all other members. Such a breach shall be considered conduct prejudicial to the welfare of the SFI and may be a cause for disciplinary action by the Board of Directors.

SFI Membership may be maintained unless the Board of Directors determines that the conduct of a member has been such that, in the best interest of the SFI, membership should be suspended or terminated.


complaint form included


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