News Releases

News Releases

Park Service Severely Curtails Public Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore
December 21, 2010
ORV management plan ignores economic impact on local community by closing large areas to recreational fishing and other outdoor activities
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Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission Imposes Lead Fishing Tackle Bans
December 9, 2010
Recreational fishing community’s efforts dismissed by adoption of unwarranted fishing tackle regulations
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Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Supports Delay on Bottom Fishing Ban…
December 3, 2010
Although delay is good news; the only permanent solution is by legislation
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ASMFC Votes in Favor of Striped Bass Conservation
November 10, 2010
The sportfishing industry applauds decision to reject increases in commercial harvest
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Anglers Evaluate NOAA Catch Share Policy
November 4, 2010
Final policy on controversial management tool opens door to reallocation, but perils of implementation remain
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Sportfishing Industry Applauds EPA's Decision to Reject Lead Ban Petition
November 4, 2010
America’s anglers triumph over unwarranted petition to ban lead in fishing tackle
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2010 Sportfishing Summit Brings Industry Leaders Together
November 3, 2010
Industry unanimously supports angler advocacy effort, KeepAmericaFishing™
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FishAmerica Foundation and Pro Line Manufacturing Renew Partnership
November 3, 2010
Sale of RedHead Neoprene Waders at Bass Pro Shops benefits fisheries conservation
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EPA Decision on Lead Ban for Recreational Fishing Tackle Looms
October 29, 2010
Sportfishing community calls for the dismissal of unwarranted petition for a national ban on lead fishing tackle ban
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Legislation to Improve Federal Marine Fisheries Management System Picks Up Support in the House
October 1, 2010
Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus weighs in for a federal fisheries fix
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Sportfishing Industry Applauds Legislation Preventing Ban on Fishing Tackle
September 29, 2010
Senator Lincoln Introduces Crucial Legislation to Prevent Unwarranted and Costly Federal Bans on Fishing Tackle
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Sportfishing Industry Asks EPA to Dismiss Petition to Ban Lead in Tackle
September 9, 2010
Petition side-steps sound science in its argument for the ban
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Sportsman's Paradise is Open for Business
August 6, 2010
Louisiana’s governor and sportfishing representatives show support for Gulf’s recreational fishing businesses
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Sportfishing Industry Applauds Fishery Funds in 2010 Supplemental Appropriations Bill
August 3, 2010
Legislation includes funding to help Gulf fisheries and recreational fishing-dependent businesses recover from oil spill disaster
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Sportfishing Industry Members Recognized for Efforts to KeepAmericaFishing™
July 29, 2010
Sportfishing industry commends members for leadership in helping to address challenges to recreational fishing access
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ICAST 2010 Continues Tradition as World's Largest Sportfishing Trade Show
July 16, 2010
Global sportfishing industry converges on the Las Vegas Convention Center
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Louisiana Reopens Most State Waters to Recreational Fishing
July 15, 2010
Exceptional angling opportunities abound in much of the Gulf of Mexico
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Sportfishing Community Applauds Legislation to Improve Federal Marine Fisheries Management System
July 15, 2010
Legislation introduces measures to address management deficiencies and prevent precipitous, massive fisheries closures
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Sportfishing Industry Awards 2010 “Best of Show” Honors
July 15, 2010
Fourteen companies take top honors during world’s largest sportfishing trade show
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Sportfishing Industry and Anglers United With One Voice
July 14, 2010
Industry announces KeepAmericaFishing™ to address access and conservation issues
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Robert Montgomery Honored With POMA/ASA Homer Circle Fishing Communicator Award
July 13, 2010
Long-time outdoor journalist recognized for his contributions to sportfishing
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Comprehensive Angler Access Study Has Surprising Results
July 7, 2010
Industry leaders will address a wide-range of sportfishing issues
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Survey Data Illustrates Gulf Disaster's Brutal Financial Impact on Recreational Fishing Businesses
July 1, 2010
Congressional action essential if industry to survive in the Gulf of Mexico
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Sportfishing Industry “Gets in on the Action” with ICAST 2010
June 30, 2010
World’s largest sportfishing trade show returns to Las Vegas, July 14-16
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FishAmerica Gulf Fund to Benefit from June 30 Telethon
June 28, 2010
Funds raised will help foundation in its Gulf Coast fisheries restoration efforts
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Completed Virginia Bridge Replacement Project Unveiled
June 25, 2010
Stimulus project benefits anglers, sportfish and the local economy
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American Sportfishing Association Elects 2010 Board of Directors Members
June 16, 2010
Industry leaders will address a wide-range of sportfishing issues
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Expanded Fishing Closures in South Atlantic Will Result in Millions in Lost Sales
June 8, 2010
Bottom fishing ban would affect more than 1,300 businesses with an estimated $78 million in lost sales
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Sportfishing Industry Urges President Obama to Provide Immediate Financial Assistance to Businesses
June 4, 2010
Recreational fishing-dependent businesses will not survive without immediate financial assistance
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Memorial Day Weekend a Bust for Gulf Coast Recreational Fishing Businesses
June 3, 2010
Recreational fishing-dependent businesses will not survive without immediate financial assistance
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Senate Supplemental Appropriations Bill Provides Gulf Oil Leak Disaster Fisheries Assistance
May 28, 2010
Sportfishing industry thanks Alabama’s Senator Shelby for his amendment that provides financial relief for fishery-dependent businesses
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Sportfishing industry thanks Alabama’s Senator Shelby for his amendment that provides fin
May 27, 2010
Sportfishing industry urges Congress to ensure that recreational fishing-dependent businesses are specifically included in disaster relief allocations
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$1 Million Available for Community-based Habitat Restoration Projects
May 13, 2010
$700,000 awarded through NOAA partnership in 2009
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FishAmerica Foundation's Gulf Fund Supports Gulf Coast Restoration Efforts
May 10, 2010
Funds will help restore fisheries habitat impacted by the April oil spill
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Sportfishing Industry Expresses Deep Concern Over Gulf Oil Spill
April 30, 2010
Massive oil spill threatens the region’s $41 billion marine sportfishing industry
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“Best Outdoor Shows in the Northeast” a Success in 2010
March 30, 2010
ASA/Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Exposition’s four shows draw tens of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts throughout the Northeast
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Sportfishing Industry Partners with Professional Outdoor Media Association On Sportfishing Communica
March 1, 2010
Award to recognize outdoor journalist with extraordinary commitment to recreational fishing
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Sportfishing Industry and Partners Call on Administration to Make Major Marine Fisheries Management
February 23, 2010
Immediate administrative action needed to avoid significant problems with fisheries management
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Overall 2009 Recreational Fishing License Sales Up
February 3, 2010
Sales up 4.7 percent according to industry state license sales index
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