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ASA Insider is the monthly e-newsletter from the American Sportfishing Association. Please scroll down for the complete document. Use the links in the left hand navigation under the specific topic area to access additional information.

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Association News

ICAST Receives National Award for Third Year Running

For the third year in a row, ICAST received an award from the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) for being one of the top 25 fastest-growing shows by net square footage in the U.S.
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What Lures New Anglers to the Sport and What Will Keep Them Hooked

The third in a series of six reports about recreational fishing in the U.S. focuses on those new to the sport or trying it again after a long hiatus.
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2015 Sportfishing Summit Recap

2015 Sportfishing Summit Overview

The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) 2015 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, was held October 20-22, at the historic Loews Don Cesar Hotel located in St. Pete Beach, Fla.
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Thank you 2015 Sportfishing Summit Partners!

The American Sportfishing Association extends its thanks to the following companies and agencies for their generous support of the 2015 Sportfishing Summit.
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The Association Recognizes Two Industry Leaders

During its annual awards dinner, the American Sportfishing Association recognized two individuals who have given generously of their time and company resources in support of the industry and fisheries conservation.
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The 2015 Sportfishing Summit Keynote Speakers

It’s going to be hard to top this year’s keynote speakers.
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Rep. David Jolly Welcomes Summit Attendees to Florida

U.S. House of Representatives member David Jolly (R-Fla.) was on hand for the Tuesday morning breakfast to welcome everyone to the Summit and to his district.
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2015 Sportfishing Summit Speaker Presentations Available Online

In addition to Cam Marston’s presentation, the other 2015 Sportfishing Summit speaker presentations are available on the ASA website in the Member Resource Center under Sportfishing Summit.
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Mark Your Calendar for the 2016 Sportfishing Summit

The 2016 Sportfishing Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, through Friday, October 7, at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans, La.
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Member Services

ASA Welcomes New and Reinstated Members

ASA welcomes the following companies that are new to the association or have reinstated their membership for F Y 2016.
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Guide to Paying the Federal Excise Taxes on Sportfishing Equipment

The Guide to Paying the Federal Excise Taxes on Sportfishing Equipment was recently updated and expanded by Deloitte Tax, LLP.
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Accessing the Online Members-only Resource Center

The association’s website – www.ASAfishing.org – has a special, password protected section just for ASA members.
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Renew your Commitment to the Industry

The American Sportfishing Association’s 2016 membership year began October 1, 2015.
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ICAST 2016

Exhibiting at ICAST 2016

Now is the time to reserve your booth space for ICAST 2016, being held July 12-15, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
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Mark Your Calendar for ICAST 2016 and 2017

Please mark your calendars for ICAST 2016 and 2017.
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ICAST Fee-Free Registration for Bona Fide Outdoor Writer Group Members

During its October meeting, ASA’s board of directors accepted a recommendation from the Communications Committee to waive the ICAST Media-Editorial registration fee for bona fide outdoor writer groups’ members.
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Data and Statistics Updates

Learn More about Anglers and Their Spending

Visit the Facts and Figures pages within the Member Resource Center, the members-only section of the ASA website to learn more about anglers’ spending and participation.
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U.S. Angler Population – Their Lifestyles and License Buying Habits

License sales data show that most anglers do not buy licenses in consecutive years, raising questions about the types of people who are more likely to fish or not, where to find them, license buying churn rates, minority and female participation and why new anglers were attracted to the sport.
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Recreational Fishing and Conservation Policy Updates

BP Finalizes $20 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Settlement

BP and the five Gulf of Mexico states impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, along with the U.S. Department of Justice, agreed to a record-setting $20 billion consent decree, closing the door on the settlement.
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California Salmon Stakeholders Meet With Washington Decision Makers

In October, ASA members representing California’s recreational fishing industry and ASA’s GA staff met with Congressional decision-makers regarding California’s drought impacts on salmon.
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State Management of Gulf Red Snapper Sees Action in Congress

On October 22, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a hearing on the Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act (H.R. 3094) and heard testimony from eight panelists.
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Striped Bass Juveniles Reach Peak in Maryland

A 2015 survey by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources indicates that striped bass reached its eighth highest year on record for the number of juveniles in the population.
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Government Affairs Committee Summit Meeting Summary

ASA’s Government Affairs Committee met for two days during the October Sportfishing Summit.
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