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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.

For more information contact Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson, (703) 519-9691, x227.


ASA Elevates Staff to Senior Leadership Positions

Association veterans will focus on continuing growth in membership, angler participation, communications, trade show and Government Affairs.

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Some Important Things to Know About the 2018 Sportfishing Summit

Thank You 2018 Sportfishing Summit Sponsors!
We thank our generous members and supporters for helping to make the 2018 Sportfishing Summit a success.

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The 2018 Sportfishing Summit Agenda
We have an exciting agenda this year. Please take a few minutes to look over the agenda which begins with the board of directors meeting on Tuesday, October 9, and concludes with the General Membership meeting on Friday, October 12.

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This Year’s Sportfishing Summit Guest and Keynote Speakers
This year, we have two outstanding keynote speakers as well as one guest speaker and three featured speakers.

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Relive the ICAST 2018 Highlights

All the Best of ICAST 2018 is on ICAST-TV
From the show floor, to the New Product Showcase, to On the Water, to the Bass & Birdies Classic golf tournament, to the ICAST Cup Bass Fishing Tournament to the New Product Showcase awards presentations, ICAST-TV's 2018 daily video recaps were high energy and very entertaining.

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The New Product Showcase 2018 “Best of Show” Awards
We congratulate all the winners of the 2018 New Product Showcase!

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Government Affairs and Policy Updates

Sportfishing Industry Welcomes Final Release of First-Ever Government Statistics on Industry’s Contribution to U.S. Economy
Recreational fishing and boating is the largest contributor of the core outdoor recreation activities.

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New Report Highlights Recreational Fishing’s Broad Economic and Conservation Impact
Anglers’ expenditures have a significant impact on the nation’s economy.

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NOAA Fisheries Denies Longline Permit in E. Florida Closed Zone
Decision delivers a victory for conservation and anglers.

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California Modernizes Swordfish Fishery
California to move U.S. swordfish fishery towards more sustainable gear, aided by public-private partnerships.

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