News Releases

News Releases

Sportfishing Industry Lists 2014 Top Recreational Fishing Advocacy Accomplishments
December 16, 2014
Recreational fishing’s future is advanced in several key areas
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Legislation Seeks to Restore Reasonable Public Access on Cape Hatteras
December 15, 2014
Sportfishing industry is hopeful the legislation will result in tangible changes for the area’s economy
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Congressional Leaders Step Up to Protect Traditional Fishing Tackle
December 10, 2014
The sportfishing industry supports the prohibiting of federal regulation of lead fishing tackle
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ICAST Receives Award from Top Trade Show Industry Group
November 18, 2014
ICAST recognized as one of the fastest growing shows in the U.S.
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States Take Positive Action to Conserve Atlantic Striped Bass Fishery
October 31, 2014
Sportfishing industry applauds proactive response to address declining Atlantic striped bass
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Sportfishing Industry Strongly Opposes Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Sector Separation Action
October 29, 2014
Industry leaders voice serious concerns about the future implications for saltwater fisheries management
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2014 Sportfishing Summit Brings Recreational Fishing Industry Leaders Together
October 17, 2014
Industry leaders addressed the most pressing issues facing the industry and our nation’s fisheries resources
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Expansion of Pacific Marine National Monument Allows for Recreational Fishing
September 25, 2014
Administration acknowledges that recreational fishing is compatible with sustainable marine conservation
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Recreational Boating and Fishing Leaders Send Letter to Congress Requesting Changes
September 9, 2014
More than 200 recreational fishing businesses and organizations ask Congress to support improvements to fisheries management policies
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ASA Vice President Gordon Robertson Inducted into AFS Hall of Excellence
August 27, 2014
Fisheries management advocacy award caps more than 40 years of service
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The World's Largest Sportfishing Trade Show Lived Up to Its Reputation
July 18, 2014
ICAST 2014 hosts 11,000 representatives of the global sportfishing industry
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Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2014 “Best of Show” Awards
July 17, 2014
Johnson Outdoors Watercraft Predator XL kayak wins overall “Best of Show”
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Senate Dashes Hopes of Sportsmen Bill That Benefits Conservation
July 10, 2014
Senate strangles Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014
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Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Angler Advocacy Campaign Director
July 2, 2014
Industry member, Liz Ogilvie, joins the American Sportfishing Association as KeepAmericaFishing™ Director
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Federal Fisheries Agency Adjusts Misleading Economic Information
June 26, 2014
Corrected figures show commercial sector shrank by $2.3 billion in 2012
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American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members
June 26, 2014
Industry leaders bring talent, experience and perspective in addressing a wide-range of issues that impact the industry, recreational fishing and fisheries conservation
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Sportfishing Industry Honors President George H. W. Bush's Conservation Legacy
June 17, 2014
Bush responsible for many policies that conserve fisheries and habitat
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Inaugural KeepAmericaFishing™ Day a Success!
June 9, 2014
On the water photos, posts and tweets can be viewed on KeepAmericaFishing.org
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Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Underwhelmed By House Magnuson-Stevens Act
May 29, 2014
Despite some improvements, many of the community’s top priorities are not addressed
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Join in the Fun of the 2014 First Ever KeepAmericaFishing™ Day
May 22, 2014
Go fishing on June 7, and you just might win one of many exciting prizes
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Veteran Fisheries Conservation and Industry Advocate to Retire in June 2014
May 13, 2014
ASA Vice President Gordon Robertson to retire after decades of dedicated service
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The Largest Showcase of Sportfishing Products Found Anywhere in the World
May 12, 2014
ESPN’s college football analyst Lee Corso is the headline speaker for this year’s trade show
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FishAmerica Foundation Receives $5,300 Donation
April 21, 2014
Surfer’s Journal provides funds for fisheries conservation and habitat restoration projects
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NOAA Fisheries Commits to Develop a National Recreational Fishing Policy
April 3, 2014
Spurred on by the sportfishing and boating community, the new policy will better integrate recreational fishing into NOAA Fisheries’ mission
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Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Calls on Congress to Revamp Marine Fisheries Management
March 26, 2014
Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation
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As Marine Fisheries Legislation Heats Up, It's Time to Revamp the Federal Management System
March 13, 2014
Commission endorses enhanced fisheries conservation while upholding saltwater recreational fishing’s economic, social and conservation benefits
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Fish Habitat Legislation Introduced In U.S. Senate
March 6, 2014
Introduction of bipartisan bill hailed by national sportfishing and conservation groups
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EPA Announces Action to Prevent Alaska Pebble Mine Complex
March 4, 2014
Renowned Bristol Bay watershed and salmon fishery is at significant risk from proposed open pit mine
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FishAmerica Foundation Receives $120,000 Donation
March 3, 2014
Generous donation will further fisheries conservation and habitat restoration
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Landmark Vision for Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management Unveiled
February 13, 2014
Blue ribbon commission recommends enhanced fisheries management while upholding saltwater recreational fishing’s economic, social and conservation benefits
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The House and Senate Advance Legislation for Sportsmen and Women
February 5, 2014
Passage of House bill and introduction of Senate bill demonstrates progress
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Voice Your Support for this Monumental Sportsmen's Legislation
February 4, 2014
House to Vote on Historic Sportsmen’s Package
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Congress Turns Its Attention to Nation's Saltwater Fisheries Management Law
February 4, 2014
Sportfishing industry calls for strong fisheries conservation and appropriately managed saltwater recreational fisheries
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Alaska's Proposed Pebble Mine Not Worth the Risk
February 3, 2014
Alaska Senator and the EPA reach same conclusion as sportfishing industry
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Announcing the KeepAmericaFishing™ Costa Rica Sweepstakes
January 30, 2014
Supporting your right to fish can turn into the fishing experience of a lifetime
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Maine Department Recommends No Legislative Action on Soft Bait Ban
January 30, 2014
Maine’s natural resource agency also recommends enhanced angler education
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