Tag: American Sportfishing Association

  • American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2023

    Industry leaders bring experience and perspective to address issues that impact the recreational fishing industry and fisheries conservation Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two At-Large seats and two regional seats on the board of directors. Their three-year terms begin October 1, 2022. ASA is the national trade association that represents the […]

  • Angler Engagement Campaign Launches ‘Fishing… Share the Fun’

    This first-of-its-kind campaign’s mission is to help keep new anglers on the water The Fishing… Share the Fun angler engagement campaign, launching this week, is a first-of-its-kind industry-wide collaboration between the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The campaign’s mission is to galvanize sportfishing industry leaders and the broader recreational fishing community to share their […]

  • America’s Outdoor Recreation Act Passes Senate Committee

    The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources unanimously approved the bill On Tuesday, May 3, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources unanimously approved the America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022. The legislation is a package of provisions aimed at improving and increasing outdoor recreation opportunities, including recreational fishing, on federal lands. The […]

  • Sportfishing Leaders Go To Washington

    Last week, members of the American Sportfishing Association’s Government Affairs committee traveled to Washington, D.C. for the annual spring government affairs meeting. The meeting provided sportfishing industry leaders with a chance to engage with Congress and federal agency leaders about policy issues affecting natural resources and the industry. During the committee sessions, some of the […]

  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Pacific Fisheries Policy Director

    The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Larry Phillips has joined ASA as its Pacific Fisheries Policy Director. Phillips most recently served as the Region 6 Director for the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW). Phillips is based in Olympia, Wash. “It’s my pleasure to welcome Larry to ASA’s Government Affairs team,” said […]

  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Public Affairs Manager

    The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that John Chambers has joined ASA’s Communications team as Public Affairs Manager. Chambers brings extensive experience in public affairs, policy and communications from his time on Capitol Hill as well as an understanding of conservation and fisheries issue. He is based in ASA’s headquarters in Alexandria, Va. The […]

  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Southeast Fisheries Policy Director

    Policy veteran will focus on fisheries policy in Florida and throughout the Southeast Region The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Martha Guyas, an expert in Florida’s marine fisheries management and policy development, has joined ASA’s Government Affairs team as Southeast Fisheries Policy Director. She is based in Tallahassee, Florida’s state capitol. “ASA’s Board […]

  • Outdoor Recreation Act to Modernize Federal Land Management

    Bill will increase and improve outdoor recreation opportunities Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) introduced the Outdoor Recreation Act, a package of 14 provisions aimed at improving and increasing outdoor recreation opportunities, including recreational fishing, on federal lands. Building on recently enacted legislation such as the Great […]

  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New VP of Communications

    New VP will provide essential support for the association’s future plans  The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Mary Beth Long has joined the ASA staff as Vice President of Communications. Long will lead the communications team in their efforts to promote the association and its initiatives through its influential government affairs policy work, […]

  • New Economic Report Showcases Outdoor Recreation Economy’s Strength & Resiliency During Difficult Year

    Recreational fishing and boating saw record growth in 2020 The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released economic data for 2020 on outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy today. These new numbers show outdoor recreation generates $688 billion in economic output, comprises 3% of U.S. employees and creates 4.3 million jobs. The report, a […]

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