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Sportfishing Industry Highlights Efforts for Increasing Fishing Participation
December 6, 2018
ASA focused on what the industry can do to support state natural resource agencies.
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Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Atlantic Fisheries Policy Director
December 4, 2018
Fisheries management policy veteran will focus on a number of recreational fishing species.
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American Sportfishing Association Appoints New Officers
October 16, 2018
Sportfishing industry appoints executive committee and ex-officio members.
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American Sportfishing Association Recognizes Industry and Legislative Leaders
October 12, 2018
Industry recognizes several individuals for their outstanding leadership and support.
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Keep Florida Fishing Applauds Congressional Passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act
October 10, 2018
Important Everglades Restoration Legislation Moves to the President’s Desk.
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American Sportfishing Association Contributes to Florida’s Adopt-A-Snook Partnership for Red Tide Recovery
October 3, 2018
Launching in April 2019, this effort will help rejuvenate the snook population.
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Sportfishing Industry Association Elevates Staff to Senior Leadership Positions
October 1, 2018
Association veterans will focus on continuing growth in membership, angler participation, communications, trade show and Government Affairs.
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California Modernizes Swordfish Fishery
September 28, 2018
California to move U.S. swordfish fishery towards more sustainable gear, aided by public-private partnerships.
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Sportfishing Industry Welcomes Final Release of First-Ever Government Statistics on Industry’s Contribution to U.S. Economy
September 20, 2018
Recreational fishing and boating is the largest contributor of the core outdoor recreation activities.
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NOAA Fisheries Denies Longline Permit in E. Florida Closed Zone
September 7, 2018
Decision Delivers Victory for Conservation and Anglers.
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Lawmakers Send Governor Brown Bill to End Drift Gillnets
September 4, 2018
California bill will enhance marine biodiversity and foster use of innovative fishing gear.
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New Report Highlights Recreational Fishing’s Broad Economic and Conservation Impact
September 4, 2018
Anglers’ expenditures have a significant impact on the nation’s economy.
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Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Government Affairs Policy Director
August 21, 2018
Policy veteran will focus on state and federal policies that affect freshwater fisheries
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Sportfishing Industry Applauds Introduction of Bill to Help Enhance Fish Habitat Conservation
August 8, 2018
National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives
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California's Prop 65 Compliance Deadline Applies to You
August 6, 2018
California’s Proposition 65 Labeling Requirements Change on August 30, 2018
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Senate Commerce Committee Approves Sea Lion Predation Bill to Protect Salmon
August 1, 2018
Bill to protect salmon from excessive predation clears committee process
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New Report Makes Economic Case for Eliminating California’s Drift Gillnet Fishery
July 26, 2018
Economic benefits would be gained by transitioning from indiscriminate drift gillnets toward more sustainable gear
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The World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show Once Again Lives Up to Its Reputation
July 13, 2018
ICAST hosted the largest gathering of the domestic and international sportfishing trade
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Garmin USA is the ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Best of Show Award Winner
July 12, 2018
Buyers and Media choose the Garmin Panoptix LiveScope as the best new product
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Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Awards
July 12, 2018
Buyers and Media choose 25 Best of Category winners
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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill
July 11, 2018
Landmark Fisheries Reform Takes Major Step Toward Becoming Law
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House Approves Bill to Reduce Sea Lion Predation on Salmon and Steelhead
June 27, 2018
Bipartisan measure addresses unchecked predation at environmental pinch points in the Columbia River system
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Industry Reinforces Commitment to Conservation Through Renewed FishSmart Program
June 25, 2018
Program aims to increase red snapper, red drum and other South Atlantic species survival rate
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American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2018
June 18, 2018
The diversity in the recreational fishing industry and community is well-represented to address the issues that impact the recreational fishing industry
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Senate Appropriations Bills Address Numerous Sportfishing Industry Priorities
June 15, 2018
Industry’s voice is being heard on Capitol Hill
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DOI Announces Plan to Increase Recreational Fishing Opportunities
June 4, 2018
Secretary Zinke designates new national trails and enhanced outdoor experiences
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Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints a New R3 Director
May 22, 2018
Industry veteran brings years of experience in working to increase participation
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ASA’s Nussman Named Eddie Smith Award Recipient
May 9, 2018
Center for Sportfishing Policy honors recently-retired President and CEO
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Senators Step-Up To Bring California Swordfish Fishing Into the 21st Century
May 1, 2018
New legislation will improve marine resource conservation and promote innovative new fishing gear
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FishAmerica Foundation Awards Four Habitat Improvement Grants
April 26, 2018
The grassroots projects will improve water quality and aquatic habitat
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Department of Commerce Grants Gulf States’ Request for Recreational Red Snapper Management
April 18, 2018
Landmark agreement will improve red snapper management
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Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Outlines Priorities with Beltway and Industry Leaders
April 13, 2018
ORR serves as nation’s premier outdoor recreation coalition representing significant sector of U.S. economy
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Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Membership Director
April 4, 2018
ASA’s new Membership Director has association and fishing experience to spare
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Sportfishing Leaders Converge on Washington
March 29, 2018
ASA Government Affairs committee outlines industry agenda for coming months
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Recreational Fishing Organizations Oppose Longline Permit
March 6, 2018
Industrial harvesters try to pry into conservation zone, again
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Modern Fish Act Takes Major Step Toward Becoming Law
February 28, 2018
Senate Commerce Committee Passes Landmark Legislation with Bipartisan Support
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Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Welcomes Government Recognition of Industry as GDP Contributor
February 14, 2018
Inaugural report highlights economic influence of outdoor recreation industry
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Gulf Council Advances Proposals for States to Manage Red Snapper
February 1, 2018
Sportfishing industry believes that states’ management will benefit red snapper conservation and fishing access
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ASA Team Receives an In-depth Education in California Chinook Salmon
January 29, 2018
A healthy salmon fishery is essential to the recreational fishing industry
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