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News Releases

Sportfishing Industry Applauds President-Elect Trump’s Selection for Secretary of the Interior
December 15, 2016
Avid angler Rep. Ryan Zinke selected to run agency that oversees most federal public lands
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Recreational Fishing Organizations Respond to Pacific Bluefin Tuna Petition
December 13, 2016
Groups argue against unwarranted proposed Endangered Species Act listing
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Congress Approves Major Water Projects Bill
December 12, 2016
Bill contains both good and bad elements for the recreational fishing industry
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President Obama Signs Outdoor REC Act into Law
December 9, 2016
Bill recognizes that the outdoor recreation industry is a significant economic driver
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Senate Passes Outdoor REC Act Which Goes for Presidential Signing
December 1, 2016
Bill counts outdoor recreation economy as part of U.S. GDP
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Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Trade Show Director
November 15, 2016
Trade show veteran will focus on ICAST’s continuing growth for both exhibitors and attendees
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New Report Urges Modernization in Federal Fisheries Management
October 19, 2016
Series of recommendations for next Administration and Congress urge improvements to public access that create jobs and enhance conservation
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New NOAA Fisheries Guidelines Should Improve Federal Marine Fisheries Management
October 13, 2016
Agency takes several steps toward addressing concerns with overly-rigid management approaches
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2016 Sportfishing Summit Brings Recreational Fishing Industry Leaders Together
October 11, 2016
Industry recognizes several individuals for their outstanding leadership and support
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American Sportfishing Association Contributes $10,000 to Support Florida Bay Stewardship Fund
September 30, 2016
Donation will help provide enhanced boating navigational corridors to support angler access
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Recreational Fishing Will Be Allowed in New England Marine Monument
September 15, 2016
Monument will conserve important marine resources while maintaining public access for recreational fishing
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Obama Announces a Vast Expansion of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument
August 26, 2016
Recreational fishing is allowed to continue in the expanded area
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Proposal to Eradicate California’s Bass Population Withdrawn
August 24, 2016
Petition pulled just days before California Fish and Game Commission hearing
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NOAA Fisheries Releases Fisheries Allocation Policy
August 2, 2016
Recreational fishing community still sees the need for legislative action to require allocation reviews
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The World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show Once Again Lives Up to Its Reputation
July 15, 2016

ICAST 2016 hosted the largest gathering of the domestic and international sportfishing trade


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Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2016 “Best of Show” Awards
July 14, 2016
Johnson Outdoors-MINN KOTA wins “Best of Show” during the world’s largest sportfishing trade show
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ICAST Week 2016 Is Going to Be Bigger and Better Than Ever
June 22, 2016
The heat is on for the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show
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American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2016
June 21, 2016
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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Recreational Fishing Industry Brings Policy Priorities to Capitol Hill
May 13, 2016
Industry leaders gather in Washington D.C. to discuss top legislative issues
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Senators Recognize Saltwater Recreational Fishing's Economic and Social Impact
April 25, 2016
Letter calls for including the recreational fishing community's priorities in the MSA reauthorization
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Senate Passes Sportsmen's Act Provisions as part of Energy Reform Bill
April 21, 2016
Versions of the Sportsmen’s Act have now passed both the House and Senate
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Recognizing 40 Years of the Legislation That Established U.S. Fishing Boundaries
April 20, 2016
Magnuson-Stevens Act was the first-of-its-kind legislation to manage domestic saltwater fisheries
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Cassidy-Rubio Bill Will Safeguard State Fisheries Management Authority
April 18, 2016
Legislation will help ensure potential fishing closures are based on science
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ICAST 2016 is the Largest Showcase of Sportfishing Products in the World
March 24, 2016
ICAST is the venue for launching new fishing products and setting industry trends
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Energy, Business and Conservation Leaders Call for $1.3 Billion Annual Investment for States
March 2, 2016
A 21st Century Vision for Investing in and Connecting People to Nature
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Sportsmen's Act Approved by the U.S. House of Representatives
February 26, 2016
Legislative priorities for the recreational fishing industry are one step closer to enactment
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Sportfishing Industry Encourages Long-term Solutions for Everglades Restoration
February 18, 2016
Industry supports current efforts to address Florida’s water quality issues
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Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act Advances to Senate Floor
January 20, 2016
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee improves and passes important fisheries legislation
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Gulf Anglers Meet to Set Future Course on Red Snapper Management
January 19, 2016
Broad representation of recreational fishing community interests strategize on key management issues
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When it Comes to Understanding Fishing's Customers, the Answers are Close to Home
January 7, 2016
New report examines anglers’ lifestyle choices to help businesses improve marketing
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