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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.


Industry and Association News

TAKE ACTION – On June 1 and 2 Stand Up for No Florida MPAs!

ASA and Keep Florida Fishing (ASA’s Florida initiative) are asking its Florida members and…
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ICAST 2016

TAKE ACTION – June 10 is the ICAST Pre-registration Deadline

Register now for the world’s largest fishing trade show taking place July 12 – 15, at the…
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TAKE ACTION – Get Your Tickets Now for Nashville’s Cole Swindell

The Tuesday night concert featuring Nashville’s exciting country music star, Cole Swindell is…
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TAKE ACTION – Make Plans to Attend ICAST On the Water Product Demos

Tuesday, July 12, will be packed with events that will only add to your amazing ICAST experience…
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TAKE ACTION – Get Your State of the Industry Breakfast Tickets

The State of the Industry Breakfast is one of the most important business events for our…
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TAKE ACTION – New ICAST App Replaces the 2015 App

ICAST has a new app for 2016. The app has many more features that will help…
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Voting for the New Product Showcase Awards

Only registered buyers and individuals with Media-Editorial badges are eligible to vote for…
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Visioning Your Brand with Industry Breakfast Keynote Speaker Ken Schmidt

Ken Schmidt, the former Director of Communications Strategy for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is this…
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Thank You ICAST 2016 Sponsors

ASA would like to thank its generous members who signed on as ICAST sponsors…
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ICAST 2016 Business Development Seminars

In order to meet the business needs of our industry, we will offer a full-range of…
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ICAST 2016 Show Dates and Hours

ll events are being held at the Orange County Convention Center in…
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Recreational Fishing and Conservation Policy Updates

Senators Offer Bill to Protect State Management within State Boundaries

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on…
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Inland Senators Highlight Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management Importance

he recreational fishing industry welcomed the action taken by Sens. Roy Blunt…
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Update on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation and Federal Regulations

The federal appropriations process is off to a good start for Gulf of Mexico red snapper…
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NOAA Releases Regional Recreational Fisheries Implementation Plans

NOAA Fisheries recently published plans for how the agency will administer its…
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Developing Management Options for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper

On April 18-19, recreational fishing community representatives met as part of a…
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ASA Urges NOAA to Keep Puget Sound Salmon Fishing Open

For the first time in 32 years, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife…
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Senate Passes Sportsmen’s Bills

A set of legislative provisions that will benefit recreational fishing and hunting passed the…
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Great Lakes Bill Would Reauthorize Restoration Initiative

In April, the House of Representatives passed three water related bills including one…
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California Limits 2016 Salmon Season

In April, federal regulators announced new restrictions for California’s 2016 recreational…
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ASA Provides Comments on MRIP during National Academy of Sciences Meeting

In April, Mike Leonard, ASA’s Ocean Resource Policy Director, presented the industry’s…
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Fishing Industry Reception Recognizes Magnuson-Stevens Anniversary

On April 20, recreational and commercial fishing representatives, Members of Congress, and…
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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlement Finalized

In April, a federal judge signed off on the $20 billion settlement between the…
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Cobia Fishery Discussed at Commission Meeting

In May, the Interstate Fisheries Management Program (ISFMP) Policy Board met…
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ASA Updates

Mark Your Calendar for the 2016 Sportfishing Summit

The 2016 Sportfishing Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, through…
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Become a 2016 Sportfishing Summit Sponsor

If your company is interested in sponsoring the sportfishing industry’s premier networking and…
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Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Updates

President George H.W. Bush Helps Announce Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund Grantees

The Recreational Fishing & Boating Foundation (RBFF), along with President George H.W. Bush…
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Five States Receive RBFF Innovative R3 Program Grants

Through the 2016 State Innovative R3 Program Grants, more than $118,000 has been…
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