The Sportfishing Summit was held October 4-7, in New Orleans, La. More than 220 people representing 116 companies and organizations registered for the event.
Our goal is to provide a venue for you to network with your industry colleagues and friends as well as hear information about the industry’s the future, and other information that can help you improve your business practices.
The 2016 Sportfishing Summit program agenda focused heavily on angler participation and how to increase the number of people fishing and boating. Current participation trends show younger, more diverse audiences are reluctant to take up fishing and boating, all the while older white males are aging out of the sport.
Decreased fishing and boating participation will have an impact on our nation’s economy, conservation efforts and the fishing and boating industries.
The association’s committees addressed a number of other issues relating to access to public waters, increasing participation in fishing, ICAST, the industry’s trade show, growing the membership and focusing on charting a course for the future.
Please mark your calendar now for the 2017 Sportfishing Summit being held Tuesday, October 10, through Friday, October 13, at the Opal Sands Resort in sunny Clearwater Beach, Fla.