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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.

For more information contact Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson, (703) 519-9691, x227.

Association News

ASA Board of Directors Election Results

Six members of the American Sportfishing Association were elected or re-elected to fill three regional seats and three at-large seats on the Board of Directors. Regional seats went to Jeff Pontius, president, ZEBCO Brands, Tulsa, Okla., (re-elected) who will serve the South Central Region; Aledia Hunt Tush, president, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, Sarasota, Fla., (re-elected) will serve the Southeast Region; and Ken Elie, president, Outdoor Pro Shop, Cotati, Calif., who will represent the West region. This is Eli’s first term as a board of directors members.
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KeepAmericaFishing Co-Branded Product Display at ICAST

More than ever, ASA members are stepping up to support KeepAmericaFishing using a tool they know best – their merchandise.
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ICAST News

Thank You ICAST 2015 Sponsors

ASA would like to thank its generous members who signed on as ICAST sponsors.
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Online Registration and Housing Reservations Are Now Closed

Online registration and housing reservations for ICAST 2015 are now closed.
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Picking Up Your Badges and Breakfast and Concert Tickets Onsite

You can pick up your badges, State of the Industry breakfast tickets and Easton Corbin concert tickets onsite at ICAST Registration desk located in Registration Lobby B of the West Building at the Orange County Convention Center beginning at noon on Monday, July 13.
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Get in On the Action with Country Star Easton Corbin

Tickets are still available for the Easton Corbin concert presented by the World Fishing Network and ICAST.
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You Don’t Want to Miss ICAST On the Water!

ICAST On the Water, presented in partnership with Fishing Tackle Retailer, is the first, annual event for ICAST exhibitors to demonstrate their products for dealers and media representatives.
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Voting for the New Product Showcase Best of Show Awards

Only registered buyers and individuals with Media-Editorial badges are eligible to vote for the Best of Show awards in the New Product Showcase.
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ICAST 2015 Business Development Seminars

In order to meet the business needs of our industry, we offer a full-range of business development seminars on Wednesday, July 15, and Thursday, July 16.
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Download the ICAST Mobile App

The ICAST Mobile App helps everyone target their show floor experience all from the palm of their hands.
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The 2015 Sportfishing Summit

We Have a Great 2015 Sportfishing Summit Planned

The American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) 2015 Sportfishing Summit will be held October 20-22, at the Loews Don Cesar in St. Pete Beach, Fla.
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Register Now for the 2015 Sportfishing Summit

We are, once again, offering discounted registration fees for multiple people from the same company or organization.
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Make Your 2015 Sportfishing Summit Hotel Reservations Today

ASA’s group block is now available for guests to reserve their rooms.
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Thank You 2015 Sportfishing Summit Sponsors!

The American Sportfishing Association extends its thanks to the following companies and agencies for their generous support of the 2015 Sportfishing Summit
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Recreational Fishing and Conservation Policy Updates

No 2015 South Atlantic Red Snapper Season

NOAA announced that red snapper fishing will be closed in South Atlantic federal waters in 2015.
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Positive Federal Funding Measures Could Help Red Snapper

Reps. Garret Graves (R-La.) and Austin Scott (R-Ga.) made progress on rectifying the Gulf red snapper season for anglers.
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NOAA Proposed Revisions on MSA National Standards

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recently closed the comment period on proposed changes to the National Standard Guidelines used for the implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (MSA).
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Rubio Introduces MSA Reauthorization Bill in the Senate

On May 20, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reintroduced the Florida Fisheries Improvement Act, S. 1403, a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act.
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Appropriations Process Heralds Good News for Lead Tackle

The Senate Appropriations Committee marked up the FY16 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill on June 18.
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NOAA Reports Sportfishing Benefits to Sanctuaries

A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showcases the economic impacts of sportfishing activity in California’s four national marine sanctuaries.
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Senate Bill Would Repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard

On June 17, Senator Cassidy (R-La.) introduced legislation – S. 1584 – to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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Alabama Defeats Bill to Allow Gillnetting

Alabama recently voted down a bill – HB 258 – that aimed to allow gill netting for paddlefish in the Tennessee River.
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Pebble LP Moves Forward on One of Four Charges

One of several claims filed by Pebble Limited Partnership (LP) was permitted to proceed by a federal judge on June 4.
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BP Agrees to $18.7B Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

On July 2, the Gulf of Mexico recreational fishing community got one step closer to seeing necessary reparation of the region's aquatic and coastal habitat.
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Data and Statistics Updates

Fishing License Sales Increased in 2013

According to data released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the number of people who bought sportfishing licenses in 2013 increased 1.94 percent over 2012 levels.
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First Quarter 2015 Fishing Participation Down Slightly from 2014

In a license index commissioned by ASA, license sales from January through March 2015 decreased an estimated 0.5 percent compared to the same months in 2014.
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