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2015 News Releases

August 03, 2015
Congressional Hearing Explores Impacts of Biscayne National Park Fishing Closure
Members of the recreational fishing industry testify on the importance of maintaining reasonable public access

July 30, 2015
Legislation Introduced to Preserve Fishing Access in Biscayne National Park
Recreational fishing and boating community praises Congressional leaders for addressing flawed marine reserve decision

July 23, 2015
Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Conservation Package Introduced in the House
Sportsmen’s Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act is purely positive move to reauthorize or implement critical conservation programs

July 17, 2015
The World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show is Bigger Than Ever
ICAST 2015 hosted the global sportfishing industry July 14-17, in Orlando, Florida

July 16, 2015
Graves-Miller Bill Will Better Conserve Gulf Red Snapper, Improve Access
“States are simply better equipped to manage the fishery -- and more aware of its importance”

July 16, 2015
Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2015 “Best of Show” Awards
eddlyline wins “Best of Show” during the world’s largest sportfishing trade show

July 09, 2015
Read the July Issue of ASA Sportfishing News

July 08, 2015
American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members
Industry leaders bring talent, experience and perspective in addressing a wide-range of sportfishing issues

June 16, 2015
Alabama’s Sen. Shelby Takes Action to Address Mismanagement of Gulf Red Snapper Fishery
Federal funding bill includes several provisions to benefit recreational fishing

June 05, 2015
Public Locked Out of Biscayne National Park
Recreational Boating and Fishing Community Strongly Objects to Fishing Closure

June 02, 2015
Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Manager for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiative
Industry veteran will help establish this important new program in the number one fishing state

June 02, 2015
Recreational Saltwater Fishing Coalition Lauds House Legislation
Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization contains major provisions benefitting recreational fishing

May 28, 2015
ICAST Week 2015 Features Expanded Event Lineup and More Benefits to Sportfishing Businesses

May 21, 2015
A New Report Demonstrates that Banning Traditional Fishing Tackle in California Will Cause Significant Economic Harm
Banning lead tackle would increase the cost of fishing and reduce funds available for fisheries conservation and habitat restoration

May 12, 2015
New Report Demonstrates Potential Economic Gains from Reallocations
Recreational landings produce greater economic returns than commercial landings

May 01, 2015
Legislation Advances to Benefit Saltwater Recreational Fishing
House Natural Resources Committee approves Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization bill

April 22, 2015
Sportfishing Industry Leaders Elevate Legislative Priorities for Congress
Recreational fishing is a powerful economic and conservation engine

April 09, 2015
FishAmerica Foundation Joins Ranks of AmazonSmile Non-Profit Organizations
The foundation’s new website features communities-in-action projects

March 13, 2015
Gulf States Unveil Solution to Red Snapper Management
Sportfishing and boating community welcomes state-based management approach

March 11, 2015
A New National Campaign Asks Anglers to Pledge to Pitch It
Recreational fishing industry is asking anglers to properly dispose of soft plastic baits

February 26, 2015
FishAmerica Foundation Receives $125,000 Donation
Generous donation will further fisheries conservation and habitat restoration

February 25, 2015
Sportfishing’s Trade Show is a Member of the “Fastest 50 Class of 2014”
ICAST recognized as one of the fastest growing shows in the U.S. in three categories

February 19, 2015
Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Government Affairs Vice President
Congressional, federal agency and association veteran Scott Gudes joins the American Sportfishing Association

February 12, 2015
NOAA Unveils the First National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy
Recreational fishing industry is hopeful the policy will bring about must-needed on-the-water improvements

February 05, 2015
Congressional Leaders Introduce New Sportsmen’s Act in 114th Congress
Sportfishing industry is optimistic about chances for passage

January 06, 2015
Orlando is the 2015 Destination for the Global Sportfishing Industry
Now is the time to mark your calendar for the world’s largest sportfishing trade event

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