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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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TAKE ACTION – Check Out the New ICAST Website!

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ICAST 2015

ICAST Receives National Award

In November, ICAST received an award from the Trade Show News Network for being one of the top 25 fastest-growing shows by attendance in the U.S.
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Association News

Nussman Named to National Conservation Blue Ribbon Panel

ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman, along with 20 other conservation leaders, was appointed to the national Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources to develop solutions for funding a 21st century conservation model.
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Consumer Shows 2015

ASA/Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Exposition 2015 Show Schedule

The ASA/Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Exposition 2015 consumer show schedule is as follows: Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Exposition, January 29 – February 1, Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Illinois; The Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow, February 26 – March 1, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Oaks, Pennsylvania; World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition, March 5 – March 8, Rockland Community College Field House, Suffern, New York; and The Saltwater Fishing Expo, March 20 – 22, Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, New Jersey.
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Stay in Touch with Our Consumer Shows

The ASA/Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Expositions have social media covered!
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Recreational Fishing and Conservation Policy Updates

$100 Million to Benefit Gulf Restoration Projects

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation released the second round of projects funded through the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.
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EPA Decision on Alaska’s Pebble Mine Further Delayed

A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction on behalf of Pebble LP which delays the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final decision, slated for February 2015, regarding the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay.
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NOAA Releases Draft Recreational Fishing Policy

On November 19, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a draft of its National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy.
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Congressional Hearing on State Management of Gulf Red Snapper

On December 4, the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs held a hearing on the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Conservation Act (H.R. 3099), which would transfer management of Gulf of Mexico red snapper to the five Gulf states.
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California Drought Legislation Delayed Until 2015

Congressional legislation, S. 2198 and H.R. 3964, which attempts to address the impacts of California’s severe drought, is now delayed until 2015.
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Release of Renewable Fuel Standard Postponed Again

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a further delay of its final rule on Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014.
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New Regulations to Help Conserve Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

NOAA Fisheries announced final regulations to conserve Atlantic bluefin tuna by reducing dead discards and providing measures to help ensure compliance with international quotas.
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KeepAmericaFishing News

KeepAmericaFishing Participating in a Holiday Giveaway

KeepAmericaFishing is a featured sponsor in FishExplorer.com’s Winter Giveaway.
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