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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.

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Government Affairs and Fisheries Policy 2016 Wrap-up

Legislative Action on Capitol Hill

For the first time since December 2006 there will be a Republican majority in the House and Senate as well as Republican President – by ASA Government Affairs Vice President Scott Gudes.
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Sportfishing Industry Applauds Selection for Secretary of the Interior

ASA, along with other organizations in the outdoor recreation industry, supports the nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) to be the next Secretary of the Interior.
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Outdoor Recreation Economy Will Count as Part of U.S. GDP

In a significant step forward for the outdoor recreation industry and the sportfishing community, in December, President Obama signed into law the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016.
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Senate Passes the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN)

In December, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive maritime infrastructure bill that drew a mixed reaction from the recreational fishing industry.
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Creating an Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable

ASA has joined forces with more than 10 other outdoor recreation groups, representing nearly 90 percent of the outdoor economy, to call attention to the collective breadth and positive impact of our nation’s recreation and outdoor industry.
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Renewal of Mining Leases Rejected in Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in Minnesota is called the “Yellowstone of the Midwest” because it is a remarkable area for fishing and other outdoor recreation.
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Fight Against Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fishing Ban

ASA, along with several regional and national recreational fishing organizations, submitted official comments to NOAA Fisheries opposing listing Pacific bluefin tuna as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
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Keep Florida Fishing Updates

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