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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 Updates

Sportfishing Industry Association President and CEO to Retire in March 2018

After decades of dedicated service, ASA President and CEO, Mike Nussman, has announced that he will retire as of March 2018.
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Sportfishing Industry Association’s Board of Directors Names New President, Glenn Hughes

Glenn Hughes, ASA Vice President, Industry Relations, has been hired to take on the role of President beginning April 2018.
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Two Congressional Hearings Held on Federal Marine Fisheries Management

The Modern Fish Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Act are key to improving federal fisheries management and recognizing the impact that recreational fishing has on our economy. Get involved!
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2017 Sportfishing Summit Review

ASA Recognizes Industry and Conservation Leaders

During the Summit, ASA recognized several individuals who have generously given of their time and company resources in support of the industry and fisheries conservation.
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Thank you 2017 Sportfishing Summit Sponsors

ASA would like to thank its generous members and other organizations who signed on as Sportfishing Summit sponsors.
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Mark Your Calendar for the 2018 Sportfishing Summit

The 2018 Sportfishing Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, through Friday, October 12, at the Wild Dunes / Isle of Palms, located just outside Charleston, S.C.
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Policy Updates

Alaska’s Bristol Bay and Proposed Pebble Mine Update

According to EPA’s own website, Bristol Bay has the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and one of the largest king salmon runs.
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FishSmart Program Saves Thousands of Reef Fish

Throughout 2015-2017, the FishSmart Best Practices and Descender Education project engaged more than 1,100 anglers in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic regions to improve the survival of angler caught-and-released fish.
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ASA Sends Letter on Menhaden Management Plan to ASMFC

Menhaden are a vital species in the marine food web and the health of their population is critical to maintaining healthy populations of many other fish species, among other ecosystem benefits.
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Everglades Update

Hurricane Irma's devastating impact was felt all across Florida, including the Everglades.
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