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Alabama Sen. Shelby Takes Action to Address Gulf Red Snapper Fishery Mismanagement
December 16, 2015
Federal funding bill includes several provisions to benefit recreational fishing
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Sportfishing Industry Lists 2015 Top Recreational Fishing Advocacy Accomplishments
December 15, 2015
Significant progress made in several key areas for recreational fishing’s future
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Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts
December 3, 2015
Drilling down to each congressional district tells a specific story for congressional members
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Will Politics Derail the Miami International Boat Show?
December 2, 2015
Not if we can help it! Elected officials in South Florida need to hear from you about why the Miami International Boat Show is important and valuable to Miami, the State of Florida and the marine industry. Take action now and sign the petition.
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The Miami International Boat Show Needs Your Support!
November 23, 2015
Believe it or not, the biggest and best boat show in the country is being put at serious risk by politics that have nothing to do with the integrity of the show.
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The Greatest Story Never Told
November 20, 2015
Recreational fishing has a $115 billion annual economic impact on the U.S. economy and supports close to a million domestic jobs.
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Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act Takes a Major Step Forward
November 19, 2015
Broad package of legislative priorities for anglers and hunters advances in the Senate
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ASA and NMMA Team Up to Offer New Marine Accessories Pavilion at ICAST
November 12, 2015
Fishing and boating industries partner to enhance accessory offerings at world’s largest sportfishing trade event
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Report Looks into What Lures New Anglers and What Keeps Them on the Hook
November 5, 2015
The report focuses on those new to the sport or trying it again after dropping out
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Sportfishing's Trade Show Receives National Award from Top Trade Show Industry Group
November 4, 2015
ICAST recognized for the third year in a row as one of the fastest growing shows in the U.S.
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2015 Sportfishing Summit Brings Recreational Fishing Industry Leaders Together to Focus on Fishing
October 23, 2015
This year’s industry meeting sought to answer the questions of who are we and what is our future
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National Marine Manufacturers Association Acquires American Sportfishing Association's Consumer Show
October 12, 2015
Organizations Join Forces to Grow Recreational Fishing
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Bill Benefiting Recreational Fishing Clears House Natural Resources Committee
October 8, 2015
SHARE Act includes provisions to improve public access and protect our fishing heritage
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Where Do You Find the Most Active Anglers? Not Where You Might Expect
October 6, 2015
The Midwest and Northeast have the most avid anglers
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Recruiting and Retaining Anglers Presents Many Opportunities to Grow the Sport
September 2, 2015
Recruiting anglers isn’t as big a challenge and keeping them on the water
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Final Management Plan Released for Everglades National Park
September 1, 2015
Plan makes strides to improve habitat conservation while maintaining reasonable boating and fishing access
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Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Policy Director for the Keep Florida Fishing
August 24, 2015
Policy veteran will focus on fishery policy for this important new program in the number one fishing state
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FishAmerica Foundation Awards $10,000 to Support Fisheries Science Research
August 17, 2015
Grant will sponsor research for summer flounder stock assessments that help benefit anglers
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Congressional Hearing Explores Impacts of Biscayne National Park Fishing Closure
August 3, 2015
Members of the recreational fishing industry testify on the importance of maintaining reasonable public access
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Legislation Introduced to Preserve Fishing Access in Biscayne National Park
July 30, 2015
Recreational fishing and boating community praises Congressional leaders for addressing flawed marine reserve decision
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Bipartisan Sportsmen's Conservation Package Introduced in the House
July 23, 2015
Sportsmen’s Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act is purely positive move to reauthorize or implement critical conservation programs
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The World's Largest Sportfishing Trade Show is Bigger Than Ever
July 17, 2015
ICAST 2015 hosted the global sportfishing industry July 14-17, in Orlando, Florida
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Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2015 “Best of Show” Awards
July 16, 2015
eddlyline wins “Best of Show” during the world’s largest sportfishing trade show
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Graves-Miller Bill Will Better Conserve Gulf Red Snapper, Improve Access
July 15, 2015
“States are simply better equipped to manage the fishery -- and more aware of its importance”
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American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members
July 8, 2015
Industry leaders bring talent, experience and perspective in addressing a wide-range of sportfishing issues
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Alabama's Sen. Shelby Takes Action to Address Mismanagement of Gulf Red Snapper Fishery
June 16, 2015
Federal funding bill includes several provisions to benefit recreational fishing
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Public Locked Out of Biscayne National Park
June 5, 2015
Recreational Boating and Fishing Community Strongly Objects to Fishing Closure
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Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Manager for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiative
June 3, 2015
Industry veteran will help establish this important new program in the number one fishing state
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Recreational Saltwater Fishing Coalition Lauds House Legislation
June 2, 2015
Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization contains major provisions benefitting recreational fishing
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A New Report Demonstrates that Banning Traditional Fishing Tackle in California Will Cause
May 21, 2015
Banning lead tackle would increase the cost of fishing and reduce funds available for fisheries conservation and habitat restoration
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New Report Demonstrates Potential Economic Gains from Reallocations
May 12, 2015
Recreational landings produce greater economic returns than commercial landings
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Legislation Advances to Benefit Saltwater Recreational Fishing
May 1, 2015
House Natural Resources Committee approves Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization bill
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Sportfishing Industry Leaders Elevate Legislative Priorities for Congress
April 22, 2015
Recreational fishing is a powerful economic and conservation engine
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FishAmerica Foundation Joins Ranks of AmazonSmile Non-Profit Organizations
April 9, 2015
The foundation’s new website features communities-in-action projects
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Gulf States Unveil Solution to Red Snapper Management
March 13, 2015
Sportfishing and boating community welcomes state-based management approach
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A New National Campaign Asks Anglers to Pledge to Pitch It
March 11, 2015
Recreational fishing industry is asking anglers to properly dispose of soft plastic baits
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FishAmerica Foundation Receives $125,000 Donation
February 26, 2015
Generous donation will further fisheries conservation and habitat restoration
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Sportfishing's Trade Show is a Member of the “Fastest 50 Class of 2014”
February 24, 2015
ICAST recognized as one of the fastest growing shows in the U.S. in three categories
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Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Government Affairs Vice President
February 19, 2015
Congressional, federal agency and association veteran Scott Gudes joins the American Sportfishing Association
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NOAA Unveils the First National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy
February 12, 2015
Recreational fishing industry is hopeful the policy will bring about must-needed on-the-water improvements
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Congressional Leaders Introduce New Sportsmen's Act in 114th Congress
February 5, 2015
Sportfishing industry is optimistic about chances for passage
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Orlando is the 2015 Destination for the Global Sportfishing Industry
January 6, 2015
Now is the time to mark your calendar for the world’s largest sportfishing trade event
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