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ASA Insider 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.

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

TAKE ACTION – Register Now for ICAST 2017 and Purchase Your State of the Industry Breakfast Tickets

ICAST registration is open for exhibitors and attendees. You can also purchase your State of the Industry Breakfast tickets when you register.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – On the Water Moves to the Convention Center

On the Water product demonstrations for dealers and media representatives has moved to the grounds of the Orange County Convention Center from Lake Toho.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Make Sure You Check Out the New Exhibitor Resource Center

This is your “need to know” information.
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2017 ICAST Show Sponsors and Sponsorships

ASA would like to thank its generous members who signed on as ICAST sponsors. Sponsorships are available.
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Government Affairs and Fisheries Policy Updates

H.R. 1411 Introduced to Save Summer Flounder Season

On March 7, 2017, Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) introduced the Transparent Summer Flounder Quotas Act.
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Midwestern Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Secure Great Lakes Research Funding

Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have jointly introduced the Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization Act.
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ASA Government Affairs Committee Holds Successful Spring Meeting

ASA’s Government Affairs Committee is comprised of individuals representing a wide array of sportfishing businesses and associations from across the country.
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Florida Governor Scott Sends Recommendation Letters for Key Council Positions

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.
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Success in Defeating Catch Share Pilot Program in South Atlantic

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.
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Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Updates

RBFF R3 Webinar Resources and Education Fund Grantees Announced

A total of $70,000 has been awarded to 12 fishing and boating programs in six states.
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