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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.

Our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year from the Staff of the American Sportfishing Association.

TAKE ACTION – Politics Could Still Impact the Miami International Boat Show

On December 2, the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Village of Key Biscayne against NMMA and the Miami Boat Show.
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Association News

Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts

We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. And that all politics is local.
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ASA Editorial for The Hill Turns the Spotlight on Our Unsung Conservationists

An editorial by ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman, titled The Greatest Story Never Told, was featured in The Hill, a prominent political newspaper, both print and online.
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ASA Welcomes New and Reinstated Members

ASA welcomes the following companies that are new to the association or have reinstated their membership for F Y 2016
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KeepAmericaFishing Partners with Pro Angler on $5,000 App Download Challenge

Pro Angler has issued a challenge and the biggest names in fishing are on board to help.
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Recreational Fishing and Conservation Policy Updates

Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Takes a Major Step Forward

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced a major portion of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 during a committee markup hearing on November 19.
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Congress Reaches a Deal on a Transportation Bill

On December 1, Congressional conferees reached a 5-year agreement to operate and fund national highway and surface transportation.
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EPA Finalizes 2014-16 RFS Volume Standards

On November 30, the EPA released its final rule on 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume obligations.
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Fishing Groups Oppose California Lead Tackle Ban

Three groups came together to oppose California’s effort to ban lead fishing tackle in yet another phase of the state’s scoping process for new regulations.
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New Report Depicts Impact of Sportfishing in Each U.S. Congressional District

ASA and Southwick Associates released a report, Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts, along with a series of one-page infographics, which depict recreational fishing’s economic impact on all 435 Congressional districts and the 50 states.
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N.C. Marine Fisheries to Limit Flounder Catches

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission last week passed a ruling aimed at a significant reduction in the catch of southern flounder in state waters after a contentious meeting that lasted some eight hours and that included the ejection of at least one audience member.
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Texas Voters Pass Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment

In the state’s general election, Texas voters resoundingly approved Proposition 6, the Texas Right to Hunt, Fish and Harvest Amendment.
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Florida Supreme Court Approves New Congressional Map

The Florida Supreme Court approved a sweeping overhaul of the state's congressional districts on December 2.
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ICAST 2016

The ICAST 2016 Website is Open and Ready for Business

The site features streamlined navigation with easy-to-find information for exhibitors and attendees alike.
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Find ICAST on Social Media

ICAST can be found at www.ICASTfishing.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ICASTfishing, on Twitter @ICASTShow, #icastshow and #icast2016.
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Mark Your Calendar for ICAST 2016 and 2017

Please mark your calendars for ICAST 2016 and 2017.
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