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ASA News 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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Bernard "Lefty" Kreh

Bernard “Lefty” Kreh

The Fishing Community Mourns Lefty Kreh’s Passing

Bernard “Lefty” Kreh, one of the most well-known and beloved of America’s fly fishermen and fly-casting instructors, passed away on March 14, 2018, at his home in Cockeysville, Md., at age 93.

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Association Updates

ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman’s Retirement Recognized in the Congressional Record

In recognition of his years of service and dedication to the sportfishing industry and angler and boaters across the nation, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. Rob Whittman (R-Va.) submitted comments, into the Congressional Record.
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March Board of Directors Meeting

The next ASA board of directors meeting will be held March 28, in Alexandria, Va.
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ASA Supports the 2018 American Boating Congress, May 9-11, in Washington, D.C.

On May 9-11, 2018 in Washington D.C., ASA will join a broad group of co-hosts to support the American Boating Congress.
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ICAST Updates

You’ve Never Seen ICAST Like This

ICAST is the cornerstone for the sportfishing industry. This year it's better than ever.
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ICAST Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

ICAST sponsorships and advertising are effective ways to highlight your company’s name in front of the global sportfishing community.
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Register Now for ICAST 2018

Registration is open. Register for ICAST and book your hotel room now for ICAST 2018.
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Get Ready for ICAST Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday includes On the Water, the ICAST Cup bass fishing tournament, the Bass & Birdies golf classic and the New Product Showcase Preview Reception.
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The New Product Showcase – We’ve Changed the Voting Process

One of the most important features for ICAST exhibitors and attendees alike is the New Product Showcase. We've changed the voting for 2018.
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Business Is Paramount at ICAST 2018

From buyers to media to exhibitors, ICAST annually attracts 15,000 representatives from the international sportfishing community to conduct business, network with industry leaders and see all the latest innovations in gear, accessories and apparel.
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Government Affairs and Fisheries Policy Updates

Secretary Zinke Announces More Than $1.1 Billion for Sportsmen and Women and Conservation

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies.
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Keep America Fishing Updates

Pitch It Goes to the Bassmaster Classic

Keep America Fishing joined with B.A.S.S. conservation directors and state agencies from across the country during the 2018 B.A.S.S. Conservation Summit.
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Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Updates

RBFF Secures Funding for Another Five Years and More Updates

Thanks to the strong support of industry and state agency stakeholders, RBFF’s mission to increase fishing and boating participation will be funded through March 2023.
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