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ASA News is the monthly e-newsletter from the American Sportfishing Association. Please scroll down for the complete document.

For more information contact Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson, (703) 519-9691, x227.

ASA Updates

Mark Your Calendar for the 2016 Sportfishing Summit

The 2016 Sportfishing Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4…
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Become a 2016 Sportfishing Summit Sponsor

If your company is interested in sponsoring the sportfishing industry’s…
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ICAST 2016

TAKE ACTION – Get Your Tickets Now for Nashville’s Cole Swindell

We are kicking up the energy level this year with the Tuesday night concert featuring…
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TAKE ACTION – Register Now for ICAST 2016

egister now for the world’s largest fishing trade show taking place…
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TAKE ACTION – Make Your Plans for ICAST Super Tuesday

Tuesday, July 12, will be packed with events that will only add to your…
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TAKE ACTION – Register for the ICAST Cup – Bass Fishing Tournament

This FLW event pairs professional anglers with media representatives and…
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TAKE ACTION – Register for the Bass & Birdies Classic

The Bass & Birdies Classic, the third, annual golf/fishing tournament…
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TAKE ACTION – Download the New ICAST App and Replace the 2015 App

ICAST has a new app for 2016. The app has many more features that…
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Visioning Your Brand with Industry Breakfast Keynote Speaker Ken Schmidt

Ken Schmidt, the former Director of Communications Strategy for…
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Thank You ICAST 2016 Sponsors

ASA would like to thank its generous members who signed on as…
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Now is the Time to Get on the ICAST Social Media Bandwagon

Hop on the social media bandwagon and make ICAST 2016 the most…
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ICAST 2016 Show Dates and Hours

All events are being held at the Orange County Convention Center…
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Recreational Fishing and Conservation Policy Updates

Cobia Atlantic Recreational Fishing Season Will Close June 1

Based on 2015 catch share data, NOAA will close the Atlantic cobia season from…
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Pacific Management Council Takes a Stand for Conservation

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is moving forward with…
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Sportsmen Call on Congress to Protect Traditional Fishing Tackle

In March, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus co-chairs…
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NOAA Bans Commercial Forage Fishing

On April 4, NOAA Fisheries published a final rule protecting several…
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Florida Governor Approves Funding for Water Quality Improvement

Water quality in Florida has become a preeminent issue with fish kills having…
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Sportfishing Industry Opposes Proposed Mine in Minnesota Boundary Waters

A hotly debated proposal brought forth by the company Twin Metals seeking to…
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New Hampshire Lead Law Will Take Effect June 1

On June 1, New Hampshire will ban the sale and freshwater use of lead…
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Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Recreational Boating Grants

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced nearly $14 million in grants to…
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Government Affairs Committee Will Meet in May

ASA’s Government Affairs Committee will hold its next meeting May 9, at…
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Sportsmen’s Community Participates in White House Water Summit

In March, ASA, along with 150 other fishing and hunting organizations…
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