News Releases

News Releases

Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House
December 13, 2017
House Natural Resources Committee Approves Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill
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Sportfishing Industry Supports Florida’s Invasive Lionfish Removal Incentive Program
December 6, 2017
Funding will reward harvesters who find and remove tagged lionfish
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Proposed Dam Expansion Further Threatens West Coast Salmon Fishery
December 1, 2017
Sportfishing industry voices its concerns during Congressional hearing
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Sportfishing Industry Applauds Opening of South Atlantic Red Snapper Fishery
November 1, 2017
Voluntary reporting and use of best fishing practices will help ensure a robust fishery
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U.S. Department of the Interior & U.S. Department of Agriculture Agencies Sign Unprecedented MOU with Fishing and Boating Industry
October 31, 2017
MOU Focuses on Recruitment, Retention & Reactivation Activities to Increase Overall Participation  
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2017 Sportfishing Summit Brings Recreational Fishing Industry Leaders Together
October 16, 2017
Industry recognizes several individuals for their outstanding leadership and support
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Sportfishing Industry Association's Board of Directors Names New President
October 10, 2017
Glenn Hughes, ASA's Vice President of Industry Relations, to assume role of President
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Sportfishing Industry Association President and CEO to Retire in March 2018
October 5, 2017
ASA’s Mike Nussman to retire after decades of dedicated service
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Industry-Led Effort Saves Thousands of Reef Fish
October 4, 2017
Distribution of descending devices and best practices among anglers provides significant boost to fisheries conservation
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Recreational Fishing Participation Increased Nearly 20 Percent Over the Past 10 Years
September 13, 2017
Preliminary findings by the USFWS also reveal increase in fishing expenditures
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Sportfishing Industry Provides Perspective on Federal Saltwater Fisheries Management
August 24, 2017
ASA provides testimony during U.S. Senate field hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization 
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U.S. Government Will Not List Pacific Bluefin Tuna as an Endangered Species
August 7, 2017
Sportfishing industry disputed claims by environmental groups that sought to shut down U.S. Bluefin Fishery
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Keep America Fishing Sponsors National Hunting and Fishing Day
August 3, 2017
Annual celebration set for Sept. 23 
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Federal Funding Bill Includes Important Advances for Marine Fisheries
August 2, 2017
Sportfishing industry applauds key funding and policy provisions
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Sportfishing Industry Praises Committee Passage of HELP for Wildlife Act
July 26, 2017
New legislation benefiting fisheries conservation and management advances in the U.S. Senate
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The World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show Once Again Lives Up to Its Reputation
July 14, 2017

ICAST 2017 hosted the largest gathering of the domestic and international sportfishing trade

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Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2017 New Product Showcase Awards
July 13, 2017

BOTE wins “Best of Show” during the world’s largest sportfishing trade show

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce the Modern Fish Act
July 10, 2017
Recreational Fishermen Laud Wicker, Nelson and Colleagues
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American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2017
June 29, 2017
Industry leaders bring a wide-range of talent and experience to address the issues that impact the recreational fishing industry
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Legislation to Conserve Fish Habitat and Improve Recreational Fishing Introduced In U.S. Senate
June 27, 2017
Recreational fishing industry hails introduction of bipartisan, pro-conservation legislation
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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Extension of Federal Gulf Red Snapper Season
June 14, 2017
Sportfishing industry supports effort to improve recreational fishing access
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Sportfishing Industry Supports Legislation to Conserve Great Lakes Fisheries
June 12, 2017
Bills will support science and management to support the region’s fisheries
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Sportfishing Industry Voices Deep Concern over a New Louisiana Red Snapper Proposal
May 26, 2017
A controversial two-year pilot program could lead to a private recreational limited access program for red snapper
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American Sportfishing Association Joins NC Sound Economy Coalition
April 3, 2017
Effort focuses on improving coastal fisheries conservation and management
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Sportfishing Industry Leaders Bring Policy Priorities
to Washington D.C.
March 20, 2017
ASA Government Affairs Committee Hosts Successful Spring Meeting
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Senator Shelby Leads the Way for Better Gulf Red Snapper Data
March 14, 2017
Funding directed toward conducting a census of the Gulf red snapper population
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Sportfishing Industry Applauds Interior’s Efforts to Expand Public Access
March 3, 2017
Secretary Zinke recognizes the outdoor industry’s impact on our economy.
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Industry Releases Updated Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts
February 20, 2017
Drilling down to each congressional district illustrates recreational fishing’s impact
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Senators Weigh in on Billfish Conservation Act
February 17, 2017
Legislation clarifies intent of Pacific billfish conservation measures
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Sportfishing Industry Angered by Last-Minute U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Director’s Order
January 23, 2017
New U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policy on lead fishing tackle blindsides recreational fishing community
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Sportfishing Industry Lists Top Policy Accomplishments for 2016
January 6, 2017
Progress made on fisheries conservation and management issues at the state and federal levels
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Sportfishing Industry Association Announces Staff Changes
January 5, 2017
Promotions and new hires enhance the association’s commitment to the industry’s growth
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