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ASA News is the monthly e-newsletter from the American Sportfishing Association. Please scroll down for the complete document. Use the links in the left hand navigation under the specific topic area to access additional information.

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

Association Updates

American Sportfishing Association News

ASA bids bon voyage to Policy Fellow Melanie Sturm, helps introduce “60 in 60” on Capitol Hill and recognizes new SportfishingPAC members.
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Keep America Fishing Updates

Keep America Fishing’s Grassroots Advocacy Wins for California Bass

California anglers spoke out in support of sportfish and won.
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ICAST 2017 Updates

Mark Your Calendar for ICAST 2017 – ICAST Begins on Tuesday, July 11

Please mark your calendar for ICAST 2017 being held July 11 – 14, at the Orange County Convention.
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2016 Sportfishing Summit Review

The Association Recognizes Congressional, Industry and Conservation Leaders

A new agreement between RBFF and the U.S. Forest Service will see the two organizations unite in the common goal of getting more individuals out on the water.
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2016 Sportfishing Summit Overview

The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) 2016 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, was held October October 4-7, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, La.
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Thank you 2016 Sportfishing Summit Sponsors!

The American Sportfishing Association extends its thanks to the following companies and agencies for their generous support of the 2016 Sportfishing Summit.
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Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 Sportfishing Summit

The 2017 Sportfishing Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, through Friday, October 13, at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla.
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Recreational Fishing and Conservation Policy Updates

RBFF and U.S. Forest Service Enter Historic Cooperative Agreement

A new agreement between RBFF and the U.S. Forest Service will see the two organizations unite in the common goal of getting more individuals out on the water.
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Obama Administration Creates New England National Marine Monument

President Obama announced the creation of the new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument on September 15, allowing recreational fishing to continue to occur in the area.
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NOAA Updates National Fishery Management Guidelines

On October 13, NOAA Fisheries announced updated and improved guidelines it and the regional fishery management councils use for developing fishery management plans for the nation’s federal marine fisheries.
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Senate and House Passes Water Infrastructure Bill Important for Florida Everglades

On September 15, the Senate nearly unanimously passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) (S. 2848).
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Great Lake States Adjust Chinook Salmon/Lake Trout Stocking to Sustain Forage Fish

Following recommendations made by the Lake Michigan Committee, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will adjust Chinook salmon and lake trout stocking in 2017 and 2018 to relieve predation pressure on prey (alewives) in Lake Michigan.
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Keep Florida Fishing Update

At its recent meeting, the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council took final action on hogfish regulations that will rebuild the stock in South Florida and the Florida Keys and discussed options for mutton snapper management.
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South Atlantic Council Approves Extension of Cobia Season

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council during their meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on September 20, approved new regulations on Atlantic cobia in federal waters from Georgia to New York.
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National Fish Habitat Partnership Call for Project Proposals

Multiple Fish Habitat Partnerships have recently announced requests for project proposals (RFPs) across the country.
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ASA Government Affairs Committee Reconfigured to Address Specific Issues

During its Summit meeting, the Government Affairs committee was broke out into specific subcommittees to discuss issues related to trade and commerce, freshwater, saltwater on the West Coast and saltwater on the East Coast.
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