COVID-19 Resources for the Sportfishing Industry

We know that you are doing your best to stay on top of information and advice that directly impacts your business, your employees and your customers.
Below are resources to help you manage your business operations during this challenging time. We will update information as it becomes available.

ASA Congressional Priorities

Working for you

During this challenging time, many businesses continue to face significant obstacles that require Congressional relief.

As the trade association representing the recreational fishing industry, ASA continues to work with our Congressional leaders to address these issues.

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State Natural Resources Agencies

Recognizing the significant threat that COVID-19 poses to the American public, ASA supports federal and state land management and fisheries agencies modifying their policies to ensure the safety of their employees and the public.

ASA sent letters to the governors in all 50 states, and remains in frequent communication with them, asking them to:

  • Encourage the public to pursue reasonable and responsible fishing activities.
  • Keep fishing access sites open to the public as much as possible and make information on facility openings and closings widely available and accessible.
  • Ensure that the electronic purchase of fishing licenses, boat registrations and other permits are widely promoted and accessible to the public.

Learn more about each state’s fish and wildlife agency response to COVID-19.

Online Resources

Manufacturing Leadership Council

Resources specifically for manufacturers that focus on the operations aspects of response and recovery.


Small Businesses Administration

The SBA’s COVID-19 website has guidance on the Paycheck Protection Loan Program, Employee Retention Credit and other funding options.


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): Coronavirus and COVID-19

Resources for employers regarding the coronavirus, including answers to questions regarding employee leave, policies and practices, communicable disease policies, and emergency remote-work plans. NOTE: Some of these resources are free, some require membership.


OSHA – Employee Health & Safety

View the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) latest updates for workers and employers.


#ResponsibleRecreation – A New Crowdsourcing Hashtag

Several outdoor organizations have come together to crowdsource #ResponsibleRecreation as a way to inform the public on the need to act responsibly when recreating outdoors in the era of COVID-19.


Lower the Barriers to Fishing

By installing the Recreational Fishing & Boating Foundation’s Fishing License & Boat Registration Website Plugin you’ll help to facilitate license sales, increasing the number of fishing trips and anglers and position your business as a trusted resource for the items needed to fish.


Marketing & Communication Best Practices During COVID-19 Crisis

Recommendations for a careful and calculated approach to your marketing and communications outreach.


CDC Guidelines for Reopening Your Business

Guidance and considerations to help businesses and workplaces plan, prepare and respond while reopening.


State and Local COVID-19 Response Information

Get the latest information on executive orders, closures and advisories.


State COVID Operations Snapshot

Up-to-date information on state and local declarations and their impact on manufacturing operations and facilities.


COVID-19 News