ASA Announces Take Me Fishing™ as the Presenting Sponsor for ICAST 2021

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce Take Me Fishing™, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) consumer-facing brand, as the ICAST 2021 presenting sponsor. ASA, the trade association that represents the sportfishing industry, will once again host the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from July 20… Continue reading ASA Announces Take Me Fishing™ as the Presenting Sponsor for ICAST 2021

New “30 by 30” Report Reflects Sportfishing Industry’s Priorities

Recognizing the importance of recreational fishing to the nation is critical to the initiative’s success Today, several federal agencies released their “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful” report. The document provides initial recommendations on how to achieve the goal of conserving 30% of all U.S. lands and waters by the year 2030 – also known… Continue reading New “30 by 30” Report Reflects Sportfishing Industry’s Priorities

Recreational Fishing and Boating Groups Back Forage Fish Bill to Promote Robust Sportfish Populations

Today, the recreational fishing and boating community applauded the introduction of the Forage Fish Conservation Act by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). The legislation would require that the role forage fish play in the marine ecosystem be accounted for when federal fisheries managers set catch limits on these small but important fish.… Continue reading Recreational Fishing and Boating Groups Back Forage Fish Bill to Promote Robust Sportfish Populations

Recreational Fishing Industry Renews Its Pledge to Help Anglers Keep Our Fish and Waterways Clean and Healthy

Conservation-focused techniques help retain and recycle soft plastic baits Americans are more conscious than ever about properly disposing of and recycling non-reusable plastic. The recreational fishing industry wants anglers everywhere to apply this same habit to the proper disposal of soft plastic baits.  In an effort to keep our fisheries and lakes, rivers and streams clean… Continue reading Recreational Fishing Industry Renews Its Pledge to Help Anglers Keep Our Fish and Waterways Clean and Healthy

The White House Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge

The bill will provide much-needed funding for proactive fish and wildlife conservation Today, on Earth Day, an unprecedented alliance of business, academic, tribal and conservation leaders – of which the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is a member – have united to provide a solution to one of America’s greatest threats – the decline of our fish and wildlife… Continue reading The White House Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge

Crisis Averted in Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Management, For Now

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted this week to approve a slight increase in the Gulf of Mexico red snapper 2021 annual catch limit, but requested its scientific review committee to revisit its catch level recommendations that largely ignored the groundbreaking results of the Great Red Snapper Count (GRSC).   Despite the GRSC finding that Gulf… Continue reading Crisis Averted in Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Management, For Now

Sportfishing Industry Applauds South Atlantic Great Red Snapper Count Announcement

Important new study secured by the efforts of U.S. Reps. Rutherford and Murphy Last week, a $3.3 million groundbreaking study to assess the South Atlantic red snapper fishery was announced by U.S. Reps. John Rutherford (R-Fla.) and Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.). Rutherford and Murphy led a bipartisan effort that secured the funding for the research. Modeled after… Continue reading Sportfishing Industry Applauds South Atlantic Great Red Snapper Count Announcement

Sportfishing Industry Puts Support Behind Bipartisan Mine Restoration Bills

Water and land resources restoration will help support healthy fisheries Water and land resources restoration will help support healthy fisheries The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today announced its support for two bipartisan bills to help restore land and water surrounding abandoned mines that would otherwise threaten fisheries and nearby communities. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Amendments Act of… Continue reading Sportfishing Industry Puts Support Behind Bipartisan Mine Restoration Bills

Bipartisan Lawmakers Remain Committed to Modernizing the California Drift Gillnet Fishery

Sportfishing industry resumes work to phase out destructive gear in California Alexandria, VA –February 9, 2021 – Yesterday, Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) reintroduced the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act which aims to align state and federal policy to support the modernization of California’s swordfish fishery. The California drift gillnet fishery is… Continue reading Bipartisan Lawmakers Remain Committed to Modernizing the California Drift Gillnet Fishery

Unprecedented Federal Investment for Salmon Recovery Proposed by Idaho Congressman

Representative Simpson rolls out multi-billion-dollar proposal to revolutionize the Snake River Alexandria, VA – February 8, 2021 – On February 6, U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) released an ambitious proposal to overhaul the hydrology of the Lower Snake River and provide support for the numerous industries reliant on the river system. According to the American Sportfishing Association (ASA),… Continue reading Unprecedented Federal Investment for Salmon Recovery Proposed by Idaho Congressman