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U.S. Senate Committee Spending Bills Include Numerous Wins for Recreational Fishing
ASA News Release, September 27, 2019

ASA and Keep Florida Fishing Commend the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council for Approving Amendment 29
Keep Florida Fishing News Release, September 26, 2019

Bipartisan Fish Habitat Conservation Bill Passes U.S. House Committee
ASA News Release, September 25, 2019

American Sportfishing Association Announces Winners of New ‘Angling Awareness Awards’
ASA News Release, September 24, 2019

New Government Report Reaffirms Outdoor Recreation’s Role as a Significant Economic Driver
ASA News Release, September 20, 2019

American Sportfishing Association Releases Statement of Support for Great Lakes Fisheries Research Legislation
ASA News Release, September 18, 2019

ASA Issues Statement on PFMC’s Unanimous Vote to Authorize Deep-Set Buoy Gear
ASA News Release, September 17, 2019

ASA Puts Support Behind Bipartisan Mine Restoration Bill
ASA News Release, September 17, 2019

Tariff Update: Sportfishing Equipment will be Impacted by Next Round of Tariffs
ASA Policy Alert, August 14, 2019

ASA Outlines Offshore Wind Energy Priorities
ASA News Release, August 13, 2019

Trump Renews Imposition of Tariffs on Chinese Imports
ASA Policy Alert, August 5, 2019

ORR, NGA Launch Outdoor Recreation Learning Network to Promote Economic Growth Through the Outdoor Industry
ASA News Release, July 24, 2019

ICAST Again Stakes Its Claim as the Recreational Fishing Industry’s Largest Business Event
ICAST News Release, July 12, 2019

ICAST 2019 Presents “Best of Show” Award in New Product Showcase
ICAST News Release, July 11, 2019

ICAST Announces 29 New Product Showcase “Best of Category” Winners for 2019
ICAST News Release, July 11, 2019

ICAST 2019 Launches With an Event-Filled “Super Tuesday”
ICAST News Release, July 10, 2019

Fight against Atlantic menhaden certification moves to next round
ASA News Release, July 3, 2019

ASA Encouraged by Recent China Trade Tariff ‘Cease Fire’
ASA Policy Alert, July 1, 2019

2019 Regional Fishery Management Council Appointees Show Continued Progress for Recreational Fishing and Boating Community
ASA News Release, June 27, 2019

Don’t Tax an Iconic American Pastime
ASA Member Update, June 25, 2019

Sportfishing Groups Call for Science-Based Management of Gulf Menhaden
ASA News Release, June 18, 2019

Sportfishing Industry Testifies on Tariffs Before U.S. Trade Representatives
ASA News Release, June 17, 2019

American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2020
ASA News Release, June 13, 2019

ASA Launches ‘Tariff Toolkit’ to Keep You Informed on U.S.–China Trade Changes
ASA Policy Alert, May 29, 2019

ICAST 2019 Showcases Products for the Entire on the Water, Outdoor Experience
ASA News Release, May 28, 2019

Sportfishing Industry’s Conservation Foundation Donates Funding to Advance Forage Fish Research
ASA News Release, May 23, 2019

Sportfishing Industry Announces New Award for Writers Who Inspire Recreational Fishing Participation
ASA Member Update, May 9, 2019

Sportfishing Industry Leader Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives on Drift Gillnet Phaseout
ASA News Release, May 8, 2019

Bill to Conserve Forage Fish Will Promote Healthy Sportfish Populations
ASA News Release, April 10, 2019

Gulf Council Votes to Allow Permanent State Management of Private Recreational Red Snapper Seasons
KFF News Release, April 8, 2019

Recreational Red Snapper Provides Significant Economic Impacts for South Atlantic States
ASA News Release, April 2, 2019

Sportfishing Industry Association Adds New Hire to Focus on Freshwater Recreational Fishing Issues
ASA News Release, April 1, 2019

Modernizing the California Drift Gillnet Fishery Receives Bipartisan Congressional Support
March 28, 2019

Proposed Proposition 65 Settlement for Fishing Lures Deadline is Just Weeks Away
March 19, 2019

Sportfishing Industry Mourns the Passing of Industry Giant, Darrell Lowrance
March 18, 2019

Sportfishing Industry Presents Findings on South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Management Improvements
March 15, 2019

Sportfishing Industry Applauds Introduction of Bill to Help Enhance Fish Habitat Conservation
March 13, 2019

Historic Lands Package Signed by the President
March 12, 2019

Historic Lands Package Ready for President’s Signature
February 27, 2019

Recreational Fishing and Boating Community and NOAA Sign Memorandum of Agreement
February 15, 2019

Sportfishing Industry Applauds Passage of Federal Funding Bill
February 15, 2019

Outdoor Recreation Industry Coalition Praises Senate Passage of Natural Resources Management Act
February 13, 2019

Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Pacific Fisheries Policy Director and Policy Fellow
February 12, 2019

Sportfishing Industry Releases Updated Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts
February 8, 2019

Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Member Services Manager
February 1, 2019

Proposed Proposition 65 Settlement for Fishing Lures
January 31, 2019

FishAmerica Foundation and Brunswick Public Foundation Team Up
January 7, 2019

Top Policy Accomplishments of 2018
January 3, 2019

The Modern Fish Act is Now the Law
January 2, 2019

President Trump Signs the Modern Fish Act
January 2, 2019

Congress Reauthorizes National Harmful Algal Bloom Program
December 21, 2018

Modern Fish Act Headed to the White House
December 19, 2018

U.S. House Passes Modern Fish Act
December 19, 2018

U.S. Senate Passes Modern Fish Act
December 17, 2018

Sportfishing Industry Highlights Efforts for Increasing Fishing Participation
December 6, 2018

ASA President Glenn Hughes addresses state agency representatives at RBFF workshop
December 6, 2018

Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Atlantic Fisheries Policy Director
December 4, 2018

American Sportfishing Association Appoints New Officers
October 16, 2018

American Sportfishing Association Recognizes Industry and Legislative Leaders
October 12, 2018

Keep Florida Fishing Applauds Congressional Passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act
October 10, 2018

American Sportfishing Association Contributes to Florida’s Adopt-A-Snook Partnership for Red Tide Recovery
October 3, 2018

Sportfishing Industry Association Elevates Staff to Senior Leadership Positions
October 1, 2018

California Modernizes Swordfish Fishery
September 28, 2018

Sportfishing Industry Welcomes Final Release of First-Ever Government Statistics on Industry’s Contribution to U.S. Economy
September 20, 2018

NOAA Fisheries Denies Longline Permit in E. Florida Closed Zone
September 7, 2018

Lawmakers Send Governor Brown Bill to End Drift Gillnets
September 4, 2018

New Report Highlights Recreational Fishing’s Broad Economic and Conservation Impact
September 4, 2018

Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Government Affairs Policy Director
August 21, 2018

Sportfishing Industry Applauds Introduction of Bill to Help Enhance Fish Habitat Conservation
August 8, 2018

Administration Proposes Even Higher China Tariffs that Could Impact ASA Members
August 6, 2018

California’s Prop 65 Compliance Deadline Applies to You
August 6, 2018

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Sea Lion Predation Bill to Protect Salmon
August 1, 2018

Proposed Tariffs on Imports from China Could Hit the Sportfishing Industry
August 1, 2018

New Report Makes Economic Case for Eliminating California’s Drift Gillnet Fishery
July 26, 2018

The World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show Once Again Lives Up to Its Reputation
July 13, 2018

Garmin USA is the ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Best of Show Award Winner
July 12, 2018

Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Awards
July 12, 2018

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill
July 11, 2018

Commerce Department Announces Regional Council Appointments
July 2, 2018

House Approves Bill to Reduce Sea Lion Predation on Salmon and Steelhead
June 27, 2018

Recreation Leaders Applaud Recognition of Outdoor Recreation in Economic Health of Rural America
June 26, 2018

Industry Reinforces Commitment to Conservation Through Renewed FishSmart Program
June 25, 2018

American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2018
June 18, 2018

Senate Appropriations Bills Address Numerous Sportfishing Industry Priorities
June 15, 2018

DOI Announces Plan to Increase Recreational Fishing Opportunities
June 4, 2018

Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints a New R3 Director
May 22, 2018

ASA’s Nussman Named Eddie Smith Award Recipient
May 9, 2018

Senators Step-Up To Bring California Swordfish Fishing Into the 21st Century
May 1, 2018

FishAmerica Foundation Awards Four Habitat Improvement Grants
April 26, 2018

Department of Commerce Grants Gulf States’ Request for Recreational Red Snapper Management
April 18, 2018

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Outlines Priorities with Beltway and Industry Leaders
April 13, 2018

Former Wright & McGill CEO Donn Schaible Passes
April 12, 2018

Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Membership Director
April 4, 2018

Sportfishing Leaders Converge on Washington
March 29, 2018

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Praises Inclusion of Wildfire Funding Reform in Omnibus Spending Bill
March 27, 2018

Recreational Fishing Organizations Oppose Longline Permit
March 6, 2018

Modern Fish Act Takes Major Step Toward Becoming Law
February 28, 2018

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Welcomes Government Recognition of Industry as GDP Contributor
February 14, 2018

Gulf Council Advances Proposals for States to Manage Red Snapper
February 1, 2018

ASA Team Receives an In-depth Education in California Chinook Salmon
January 29, 2018