From October 12-14, 2011, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the city of New Orleans hosted the 2011 Sportfishing Summit where industry leaders representing more than 100 companies and organizations from the United States, Canada and around the globe met to discuss the issues impacting recreational fishing. The 2011 Summit focused on the global economy and China in particular; the Gulf Coast restoration efforts; getting Americans outside through the administration’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative; and the ever-evolving role of social media in business.
On Thursday, October 13, Governor Bobby Jindal gave a keynote address in which he emphasized Louisiana’s resilience in the face of overcoming the almost impossible challenges of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.
ASA thanks its board of directors, committee chairmen and members, members and guests for attending the 2011 Sportfishing Summit. We’ll see you next year in Hilton Head!
Our thanks go to the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies; Cabela's; Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana; Frabill, Inc.; Gemini Sport Marketing; Maui Jim; NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service; Take Me Fishing™ ; U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U. S. Geological Survey; and the USDA-Forest Service for their generous support.
|ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman presents Plano’s Senior Vice President Randy Lemcke with the Norville Prosser Lifetime Achievement award.||Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (center) was on hand to present Jack Lawton (left) with ASA’s Future of Fishing Award. Looking on is ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman.|