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2014 News Releases

December 16, 2014
Sportfishing Industry Lists 2014 Top Recreational Fishing Advocacy Accomplishments
Recreational fishing’s future is advanced in several key areas

December 15, 2014
Legislation Seeks to Restore Reasonable Public Access on Cape Hatteras
Sportfishing industry is hopeful the legislation will result in tangible changes for the area’s economy

December 10, 2014
Read the December Issue of ASA Sportfishing News

December 10, 2014
Congressional Leaders Step Up to Protect Traditional Fishing Tackle
The sportfishing industry supports the prohibiting of federal regulation of lead fishing tackle

November 18, 2014
Sportfishing’s Trade Show Receives National Award from Top Trade Show Industry Group
ICAST recognized as one of the fastest growing shows in the U.S.

October 31, 2014
States Take Positive Action to Conserve Atlantic Striped Bass Fishery
Sportfishing industry applauds proactive response to address declining Atlantic striped bass

October 29, 2014
Sportfishing Industry Strongly Opposes Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Sector Separation Action
Industry leaders voice serious concerns about the future implications for saltwater fisheries management

October 17, 2014
2014 Sportfishing Summit Brings Recreational Fishing Industry Leaders Together to Discuss Its Collective Future
Industry leaders addressed the most pressing issues facing the industry and our nation’s fisheries resources

September 25, 2014
Expansion of Pacific Marine National Monument Allows for Recreational Fishing
Administration acknowledges that recreational fishing is compatible with sustainable marine conservation

September 09, 2014
Recreational Boating and Fishing Leaders Send Letter to Congress Requesting Changes to the National Law Governing Saltwater Fisheries
More than 200 recreational fishing businesses and organizations ask Congress to support improvements to fisheries management policies

August 27, 2014
ASA Vice President Gordon Robertson Inducted into AFS Hall of Excellence
Fisheries management advocacy award caps more than 40 years of service

July 18, 2014
The World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show Lived Up to Its Reputation
ICAST 2014 hosts 11,000 representatives of the global sportfishing industry

July 17, 2014
Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2014 “Best of Show” Awards
Johnson Outdoors Watercraft Predator XL kayak wins overall “Best of Show”

July 16, 2014
Exciting New Phase of the FishSmart Tackle Program Announced at ICAST 2014

July 15, 2014
Veteran Outdoor Journalist and Sportfishing Advocate, Doug Olander, Receives 2014 POMA/ASA Homer Circle Fishing Communicator Award

July 10, 2014
Senate Dashes Hopes of Sportsmen Bill That Benefits Conservation
Senate strangles Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014

July 02, 2014
Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Angler Advocacy Campaign Director
Industry member, Liz Ogilvie, joins the American Sportfishing Association
as KeepAmericaFishing™ Director

June 26, 2014
American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members
Industry leaders bring talent, experience and perspective in addressing a wide-range of issues that impact the industry, recreational fishing and fisheries conservation

June 26, 2014
Federal Fisheries Agency Adjusts Misleading Economic Information
Corrected figures show commercial sector shrank by $2.3 billion in 2012

June 17, 2014
Sportfishing Industry Honors President George H. W. Bush’s Conservation Legacy
Bush responsible for many policies that conserve fisheries and habitat

June 09, 2014
Inaugural KeepAmericaFishing™ Day a Success!
On the water photos, posts and tweets can be viewed on

May 30, 2014
Join in the Fun of the 2014 First Ever KeepAmericaFishing™ Day
Go fishing on June 7, and you just might win one of many exciting prizes

May 29, 2014
Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Underwhelmed By House Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Bill
Despite some improvements, many of the community’s top priorities are not addressed

May 13, 2014
Veteran Fisheries Conservation and Industry Advocate to Retire in June 2014
ASA Vice President Gordon Robertson to retire after decades of dedicated service

May 12, 2014
The Largest Showcase of Sportfishing Products Found Anywhere in the World
ESPN’s college football analyst Lee Corso is the headline speaker for this year’s trade show

April 21, 2014
FishAmerica Foundation Receives $5,300 Donation
Surfer’s Journal provides funds for fisheries conservation and habitat restoration projects

April 03, 2014
NOAA Fisheries Commits to Develop a National Recreational Fishing Policy
Spurred on by the sportfishing and boating community, the new policy will better integrate recreational fishing into NOAA Fisheries’ mission

March 26, 2014
Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Calls on Congress to Revamp Marine Fisheries Management
Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation

March 13, 2014
As Marine Fisheries Legislation Heats Up, It’s Time to Revamp the Federal Management System
Commission endorses enhanced fisheries conservation while upholding saltwater recreational fishing’s economic, social and conservation benefits

March 06, 2014
Fish Habitat Legislation Introduced In U.S. Senate
Introduction of bipartisan bill hailed by national sportfishing and conservation groups

March 04, 2014
EPA Announces Action to Prevent Alaska Pebble Mine Complex
Renowned Bristol Bay watershed and salmon fishery is at significant risk from proposed open pit mine

March 03, 2014
FishAmerica Foundation Receives $120,000 Donation
Generous donation will further fisheries conservation and habitat restoration

February 13, 2014
Landmark Vision for Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management Unveiled by Policy and Industry Experts
Blue ribbon commission recommends enhanced fisheries management while upholding saltwater recreational fishing’s economic, social and conservation benefits

February 05, 2014
The House and Senate Advance Legislation for Sportsmen and Women
Passage of House bill and introduction of Senate bill demonstrates progress

February 04, 2014
Congress Turns Its Attention to Nation’s Saltwater Fisheries Management Law
Sportfishing industry calls for strong fisheries conservation and appropriately managed saltwater recreational fisheries

February 04, 2014
Voice Your Support for this Monumental Sportsmen’s Legislation
House to Vote on Historic Sportsmen’s Package

February 03, 2014
Alaska’s Proposed Pebble Mine Not Worth the Risk
Alaska Senator and the EPA reach same conclusion as sportfishing industry

January 30, 2014
Maine Department Recommends No Legislative Action on Soft Bait Ban
Maine’s natural resource agency also recommends enhanced angler education

January 30, 2014
Announcing the KeepAmericaFishing™ Costa Rica Sweepstakes
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