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 By ASA    Fishing    January 1, 2019

Modern Fish Act is Now the Law

By Mike Leonard, Vice President of Government Affairs As you’ve hopefully heard by now, the Modern Fish Act recently passed both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and was signed into law b... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    October 1, 2018

American Sportfishing Association Appoints New Officers

Alexandria, VA – October 16, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) appointed a new Executive Committee as well as ex-officio members to the board of directors during the 2018 Spo... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    September 1, 2018

Report Highlights Recreational Fishing's Broad Economic Impact

New Report Highlights Recreational Fishing’s Broad Economic and Conservation Impact Alexandria, VA – September 4, 2018 – For millions of Americans, recreational fishing is more than just a pleasant ge... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    September 1, 2018

End Drift Gillnets

Alexandria, VA – September 4, 2018 – The California legislature voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to end commercial drift gillnet fishing and sent it to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his s... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    August 1, 2018

Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Policy Director

Policy Veteran Will Focus On State And Federal Policies That Affect Freshwater Fisheries Alexandria, Va. – August 22, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce tha... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    July 1, 2018

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill

Alexandria, VA – July 11, 2018 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fis... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    May 1, 2018

Senators Bring California Swordfish Fishing Into 21st Century

Alexandria, VA – May 1, 2018 – Leading recreational fishing organizations applauded Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for introducing S.... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    March 1, 2018

Modern Fish Act Takes Major Step Toward Becoming Law

Alexandria, VA – February 28, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation overwhelmingly approved S. 1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    July 1, 2017

FY2018 Budget Must Support Outdoor Recreation

WASHINGTON, DC, June 26, 2017 – America’s Great Outdoors is vital to the quality of life for most Americans and key to the nation’s $887 billion per year outdoor recreation industry. The feder... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    July 1, 2017

Trump Administration Delivers for Saltwater Recreational Anglers

Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2017 – Today, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the 2017 Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) appointments and has shown that recreational fishing and boa... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    June 1, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Voices Deep Concern Over A New Louisiana Red Snapper Proposal

A controversial two-year pilot program could lead to a private recreational limited access program for red snapper. Alexandria, VA – May 26, 2017 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fis... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    May 1, 2017

Recreation Industry Leaders Complete Important Day of Policy Discussions with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

Alexandria, VA - April 25, 2017 - Senior recreation industry corporate and trade association officials met with Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday, April 24, capping a full and... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Cassidy-Rubio Bill Will Safeguard State Fisheries

Washington, D.C. - April 18, 2016 A coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations praised the introduction of a bill, S.2807, that will safeguard the role of state fisheries management... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Recognizing 40 Years Of the Legislation That Established U.S. Fishing Boundaries

Washington, D.C. - April 20, 2016 Tonight, recreational and commercial fishing representatives, Members of Congress, and key former and current individuals from the administration gathered on Capitol... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    December 1, 2015

Sportfishing Industry Lists 2015 Top Recreational Fishing Advocacy Accomplishments

Alexandria, VA – December 15 – 2015 - Over the course of 2015, numerous legislative, public policy and advocacy activities occurred that will have a lasting impact on recreational fishing's fut... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    November 1, 2015

Sportfishing's Trade Show Receives National Award from Top Trade Show Industry Group

Alexandria, VA – November 4, 2015 – For the third year in a row, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, has been recognized by the Trade Show News Network (... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    November 1, 2015

What Lures New Anglers and What Keeps Them on the Hook

Alexandria, VA – November 5, 2015 - Not many activities offer as many opportunities for tranquil relaxation or exhilarating surges of adrenaline, but both types of experiences have about equal a... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    November 1, 2015

Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act Takes a Major Step Forward

Alexandria, VA – November 19, 2015 – The sportfishing industry applauds the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for advancing a major portion of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 durin... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    September 1, 2015

FishAmerica Foundation Awards $10,000 to Support Fisheries Science Research

Alexandria, VA – August 17, 2015 – The FishAmerica Foundation has awarded $10,000 to the Save the Summer Flounder Fishery Fund (SSFFF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to safeguard and imp... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    August 1, 2015

Legislation Introduced to Preserve Fishing Access in Biscayne National Park

Washington, D.C. – July 30, 2015 – On the heels of the recent announcement to close over 10,000 acres of Biscayne National Park to fishing, a coalition of recreational fishing and boating org... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    August 1, 2015

Congressional Hearing Explores Impacts of Biscayne National Park Fishing Closure

Alexandria, VA – August 3, 2015 – A joint Congressional hearing delved into concerns raised by members of the recreational fishing community, as well as other stakeholders, about the National Par... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    July 1, 2015

American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members

Alexandria, VA – July 8, 2015 - Six members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected or re-elected to fill three regional seats and three at-large seats on the board of d... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    July 1, 2015

Graves-Miller Bill Will Better Conserve Gulf Red Snapper, Improve Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 16, 2015 – Leaders in the recreational fishing community today lauded new bipartisan legislation by U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (R-La.) and Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) tha... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    May 15, 2015

Recreational Saltwater Fishing Coalition Lauds House Legislation

Washington, D.C. - June 2, 2015 – A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community congratulated the U.S. House of Representatives on its passage o... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    May 15, 2015

Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Manager for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiative

Alexandria, VA – June 3, 2015 - The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Gary Jennings, a life-long, avid angler and boater, has joined the ASA staff as the Manager o... Full story


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