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KeepAmericaFishing™ Announces 1 Million Supporters, Changes

KeepAmericaFishing™, (KAF)the industry’s angler-advocacy program, is pleased to announce several ground-breaking developments. These changes will enhance interaction with anglers on issues and provide a more engaging experience across the board.

As of late June 2013, KeepAmericaFishing supporters number over 1 million. That is over 1 million anglers advocating for recreational fishing — an army of angler advocates.

It started July 1; now you can join KeepAmericaFishing as a member for only $20. Anyone can continue to participate for free as an advocate, but there are benefits to membership such as discounts, special products, a member packet, an annual report and more.

Visit the NEW KeepAmericaFishing.org — on any device! Launched in early July, KAF’s new Web site is more visual, more actionable and more accessible on your mobile device. Check it out at KeepAmericaFishing.org.

“These are exciting milestones for KeepAmericaFishing™. Our new membership program and website will help us reach the next million anglers and increase angler influence on policy issues affecting sportfishing,” said Gordon Robertson, vice president of the American Sportfishing Association.

Kathryn Powers, director of KeepAmericaFishing noted, “We are looking forward to providing our members and advocates with useful policy tools and benefits that will create a fun experience and inspire them to take action on policy issues. Launching the Membership program and new Web site is just a first step. Look for great things to come.”

See the new website and learn more about KeepAmericaFishing, the issues and new membership program at KeepAmericaFishing.org.

About KeepAmericaFishing™

KeepAmericaFishing™ is the American Sportfishing Association’s angler advocacy campaign. KeepAmericaFishing gives America’s 60 million anglers a voice in policy decisions that affect their ability to sustainably fish on our nation’s waterways.

Through policy, science and conservation, KeepAmericaFishing works to minimize access restrictions, promote clean waters and restore fish populations. For more information or to get involved today, visit http://www.KeepAmericaFishing.org.

About the American Sportfishing Association

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is the sportfishing industry’s trade association committed to representing the interests of the entire sportfishing community. We give the industry a unified voice, speaking out on behalf of sportfishing and boating industries, state and federal natural resource agencies, conservation organizations, angler advocacy groups and outdoor journalists when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself.

ASA invests in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous, as well as safeguard and promote the enduring social, economic and conservation values of sportfishing in America. ASA also gives America's 60 million anglers a voice in policy decisions that affect their ability to sustainably fish on our nation's waterways through KeepAmericaFishing™, our angler advocacy campaign.

America’s anglers generate over $48 billion in retail sales with a $115 billion impact on the nation’s economy creating employment for more than 828,000 people.

For more information: KPowers@asafishing.org and http://www.keepamericafishing.org


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