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IFTD Will Move to Denver in 2019
This week, the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) announced that it has decided on Denver as the new location for the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD) for 2019 and 2020. Since 2013, ICAST and IFTD have co-located in Orlando, Fla. and will continue to co-locate in 2017 and 2018.
The American Sportfishing Association’s members, and the entire recreational fishing industry, thank them for participating in the world’s largest, most diverse and growing fishing trade show and we wish them all the success in their new direction.
ASA will continue to support all aspects of recreational fisheries as we go into the future including finding new ways to improve ICAST for the benefit of our member exhibitors, attendees and the broader recreational fishing community. ASA and ICAST will continue the tradition of serving all our members as we move into 2019 and beyond.
ICAST 2017 Updates
ICAST registration is open for exhibitors and attendees. You can also purchase your State of the Industry Breakfast tickets when you register.
On the Water product demonstrations for dealers and media representatives has moved to the grounds of the Orange County Convention Center from Lake Toho.
ICAST 2017 is taking place the week of July 10 – 14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Government Affairs and Fisheries Policy Updates
ASA will join a broad group of co-hosts to support the American Boating Congress.
On March 7, 2017, Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) introduced the Transparent Summer Flounder Quotas Act.
Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have jointly introduced the Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization Act.
ASA applauds Florida Governor Rick Scott for his recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce for appointments to both the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
The South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council announced at its meeting on March 8, 2017 that the exempted fishing permit that would have allowed a catch share pilot program for six popular sportfish species has been withdrawn.
Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Updates
A total of $70,000 has been awarded to 12 fishing and boating programs in six states.