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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.

ICAST is Only 13 Days Away!

For exhibitors and attendees alike, now is the time to ensure that you have all your preparations made for the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show.

In this issue of Insider, we have touched on important deadlines and other information you need to know to have a successful and enjoyable ICAST experience.

Please read all the content provided. If you have additional questions or concerns about a particular topic, please send an email to icast@asafishing.org.

ICAST 2017

TAKE ACTIONAttendee Online Registration Closes on Friday, June 30

If you are planning to attend ICAST 2017 and have yet to register for your badge – now is the time!

Attendee online registration will close at midnight, EDT, on Friday, June 30.

After that time, you will need to register onsite at the ICAST Registration Desk in the West Concourse.

Exhibitors may still use the online registration option.

If you have questions or concerns about registration, please contact Experient Customer Service toll free at 800 424-5249. International registrants, please call 847 996-5829.


ICAST AppTAKE ACTIONDownload the New ICAST 2017 App

ICAST has a new app for 2017. The app has many more features that will help exhibitors and attendees alike while onsite such as maps, events and exhibitors. To download the ICAST app to your smart device, visit the ICAST website www.ICASTfishing.org/app or go to iTunes or Google Play. The app is supported by Apple and Android.

Please download the new app. The ICAST 2016 will NOT be upgraded.


 

ICAST 2017 Updates

TAKE ACTION – Make Plans to Attend On the Water Product Demo Day

On the Water is better than ever! Enter to win a GoPro drone.
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TAKE ACTION – Voting in the New Product Showcase

Buyers and Media Editorial badge holders will vote for the “Best of Category” in 26 categories and the ultimate “Best of Show.”
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TAKE ACTION – Register for the Bass Fishing Tournament and Bass & Birdies

These are two great events that you don't want to miss that support Keep America Fishing.
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Thank You ICAST 2017 Sponsors

ASA would like to thank its generous members who signed on as ICAST sponsors.
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We Have a Fantastic Slate of Business Development Seminars

From Industry Breakfast Keynote Speaker Jay Baer to sessions just for manufacturers, we have a great array of business development sessions.
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The ICAST Lure Tank is a Special Show Floor Destination

The ICAST Lure Tank showcases the latest in hard and soft lures.
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Sportfishing Summit

2017 Sportfishing Summit

The 2017 Sportfishing Summit is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11, through Friday, October 13, at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla.
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Government Affairs and Fisheries Policy Updates

A Message from Government Affairs

Finally some good news about Gulf Red Snapper and ASA's position.
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Attend the Government Affairs Sessions at ICAST

There will be several sessions conducted by ASA’s Government Affairs team: Navigating the Prop 65 Requirements, Government Affairs 101 and Understanding the Federal Manufacturers Excise Tax on Fishing Tackle.
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Chris Oliver Named Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House, selected Chris Oliver as Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries.
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Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Updates

With Industry Help, 60 in 60 is a Success

RBFF showcases recent initiatives to get more anglers on the water.
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