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News Releases

Columbia River Native Salmon Given a New Lease on Life
December 19, 2012
Oregon and Washington agree on plan to curtail commercial gill-netting for salmon
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Procedural Motion Stops Sportsmen's Act of 2012 in Senate
November 27, 2012
Fish and wildlife conservation put into jeopardy through partisan politics
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Sportfishing Industry's New! Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo is Going Strong
November 5, 2012
Industry exhibitor support for new show continues to grow
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2012 Sportfishing Summit Brings Industry Leaders Together
October 16, 2012
Recreational fishing is up 11 percent which bodes well for the industry
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Positive Action to Resolve Biscayne Access Issues
September 28, 2012
Recreational boating and fishing community guardedly optimistic but firm on need for General Management Plan changes
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U.S. Senate Moves Forward On Priority Sportsmen's Legislation
September 26, 2012
Billfish Conservation Act Passes Senate while Sportmen’s Act of 2012 Awaits Post-Election Vote
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Vote YES for the Sportsmen's Act of 2012
September 26, 2012
As an angler this is the most important legislative action you can support all year!
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The Sportsmen's Act of 2012 is Still Alive!
September 26, 2012
Please contact Your U.S. Senators to vote YES for this important bill.
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Time for Sportsmen's Act of 2012 to Pass U.S. Senate Running Short
September 26, 2012
Limited time in the U.S. Senate further stalls the Sportsmen’s Act
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Budget Law Will Freeze Sport Fish Restoration Fund
September 24, 2012
Unprecedented move will impact economy and fisheries conservation
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New Survey Shows Angling and Hunting Participation Numbers Are Up
September 20, 2012
Expenditures rival some of America’s largest companies
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Presidential Hopefuls Share Their Views on Recreational Fishing
September 19, 2012
In response to KeepAmericaFishing™ candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney outline their approach to fisheries conservation and angler access to public waters
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The World's Largest Sportfishing Trade Show Just Got Bigger
September 14, 2012
ASA and AFFTA partner to co-locate ICAST and IFTD in Las Vegas in 2013
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The World's Largest Sportfishing Trade Show Lives Up to Its Reputation
July 13, 2012
ICAST 2012 hosted the global sportfishing industry July 11-13, in Orlando, Florida
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Sportfishing Industry Launches FishSmart Tackle Program
July 12, 2012
The program promotes the development of tackle and gear that helps the survival of released fish
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Sportfishing Industry Awards 2012 “Best of Show” Honors
July 12, 2012
Hobie Cat's Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 named overall "Best of Show" product winner in the world's largest sportfishing trade show
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Veteran Outdoor Journalist John E. Phillips Honored With POMA/ASA Homer Circle Fishing Communicator
July 11, 2012
Renowned journalist recognized for his contributions to ensure recreational fishing's future
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Meet the Legends of Sportfishing During ICAST 2012
July 5, 2012
Industry legends meet show attendees and voice their support for KeepAmericaFishing™
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Transportation Bill Will Greatly Benefit the Nation's $125 Billion Recreational Fishing Industry
June 28, 2012
Agreement includes substantial investments in fisheries conservation and management
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Monumental Sportsmen's Act of 2012 Introduced in the Senate
June 8, 2012
Many of the sportfishing industry's top legislative priorities addressed in historic package of 19 pro-fishing and hunting bills
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Catch Sportfishing on a Global Scale at ICAST 2012 in Orlando, Florida
June 1, 2012
Legendary Basketball Coach Bobby Knight is the headline speaker for the world's largest sportfishing trade show
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Sportfishing Industry Commends Comprehensive Bristol Bay Watershed Study
May 31, 2012
Full analysis is released on region's resources and the threats posed by mining
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Severe Bottom Fishing Closure in the South Atlantic Lifted
May 10, 2012
Removal of deep water snapper-grouper fishing ban provides some relief to the sportfishing industry
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The New Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo Set to Open In January 2013
May 2, 2012
Anglers and all outdoor enthusiasts in the Great Lakes region will find a new premier fishing, travel and outdoor expo waiting for them in 2013
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Congressional Hearing Explores Unreasonable Sportfishing Access Restrictions…
April 27, 2012
ASA members testify on impacts of Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area and Biscayne National Park fishing access closures
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Legislation to Protect Lead Fishing Tackle from Unwarranted Bans Clears House of Representatives
April 18, 2012
Key issues impacting industry and anglers are addressed in the Sportsmen's Heritage Act
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Agency Secretaries Come Together to Improve Fish Habitat Nation Wide
April 11, 2012
Secretaries Salazar, Vilsack and Bryson Commit to Carry Out the National Fish Habitat Action Plan
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New National Ocean Policy Draws Criticism from the Sportfishing Community in House Hearing
March 22, 2012
Industry is concerned that the planning process will place more restrictions on recreational fishing
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Why Anglers Are Often “On the Fence” About Going Fishing
March 15, 2012
New study cites reasons why anglers don’t fish and what will get them back on the water
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Sportfishing Industry Applauds Senate Passage of Historic Conservation Legislation
March 8, 2012
The RESTORE Act provides critical funding for Gulf Coast restoration and land and water conservation estimated to be the largest boost for conservation funding in American history
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Join KeepAmericaFishing™ for a Chance to Win a Fishing Adventure
March 1, 2012
KeepAmericaFishing launches Cast Away in Costa Rica to highlight marine conservation and sustainable saltwater fishing
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Sportfishing Industry Lauds EPA Dismissal of Second Lead Ban Petition
February 15, 2012
Attempt to implement a costly ban on lead fishing tackle is defeated but legislation is needed to stop future efforts
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Join KeepAmericaFishing™ and Get the Catch of a Lifeftime!
January 12, 2012
To celebrate achieving more than 500,000 members, KeepAmericaFishing is offering the chance to win the Ultimate Sportfishing Experience
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