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Membership

ASA prides itself on being the only national trade organization that represents the entire recreational fishing industry.

Manufacturers
Media
Associates
Wholesalers
Retailers
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ASA memberships are available for manufacturers, retailers, industry partners and other sportfishing-related businesses or organizations.
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Manufacturers

A company whose primary source of income comes from the production, private labeling and importing or exporting of products that are directly or in-directly related to the act of fishing with production facilities in the United States and/or other countries.

Retailers

A company whose primary source of income comes from a fishing-related retail outlet including catalog, mail order or Internet transactions; or a company whose primary source of income comes from the resale of sportfishing merchandise to retail merchants.

Retailers are a critical component of the sportfishing industry
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Wholesalers

A company whose primary source of income comes from the resale of sportfishing merchandise to retail merchants. Wholesalers purchase and maintain inventory of fishing tackle and related products, other than their own private label; maintain a listing of products carried, either in print or electronically; and resell to stocking retailers not connected with the wholesale company.

Industry Partners

This group includes outdoor media, manufacturers’ representatives, advocacy groups, government agencies and any others who have a business-to-business relationship with the manufacturing and retail/wholesale sector.

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Media

A company whose primary source of income comes from fishing related print publishing, television, video or radio production. Also included are marketing, advertising and public relations firms.

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