Tag: American Sportfishing Association

  • Senate Appropriations Bills Address Numerous Sportfishing Industry Priorities

    Senate Appropriations Bills Address Numerous Sportfishing Industry Priorities

    Industry’s voice is being heard on Capitol Hill Alexandria, VA – June 15, 2018 – The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations recently passed two bills that will provide funding in fiscal year 2019 for federal agencies with key roles in fisheries management and conservation. These measures address many priorities for the nation’s recreational fishing industry, which […]

  • DOI Announces Plan to Increase Recreational Fishing Opportunities

    DOI Announces Plan to Increase Recreational Fishing Opportunities

    Secretary Zinke designates new national trails and enhanced outdoor experiences Alexandria, VA – June 4, 2018 – On May 30, the Department of the Interior announced a plan designating 19 new National Recreation Trails in 17 states, many of which will enhance public space for recreational fishing. The plan is part of an expanded effort […]

  • ICAST is Where All Great Fishing Begins

    ICAST is Where All Great Fishing Begins

    ICAST is the world’s largest venue for launching new fishing products and setting industry trends Alexandria, Va. – May 31, 2018 – With Orlando, Fla. as the backdrop, the 61st International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is taking place July 10 – 13, at the Orange County Convention Center. All the […]

  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints a New R3 Director

    Industry veteran brings years of experience in working to increase participation Alexandria, VA – May 22, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Emily Beach, most recently with the Archery Trade Association (ATA), is the association’s new R3 (Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation) Director. Beach has spent the past 16 years […]

  • ASA’s Nussman Named Eddie Smith Award Recipient

    ASA’s Nussman Named Eddie Smith Award Recipient

    Center for Sportfishing Policy honors recently-retired President and CEO Alexandria, VA – May 9, 2018 – The Center for Sportfishing Policy – a non-partisan advocacy arm for the nation’s saltwater recreational fishing industry – today honored former American Sportfishing Association President and CEO Mike Nussman with its Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award. Mike […]

  • Senators Step-Up To Bring California Swordfish Fishing Into the 21st Century

    Senators Step-Up To Bring California Swordfish Fishing Into the 21st Century

    New legislation will improve marine resource conservation and promote innovative new fishing gear 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. 2773, the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, to phase out the use of mile-long […]

  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Membership Director

    ASA’s new Membership Director has association and fishing experience to spare Alexandria, VA – April 3, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Kirk Ross, mostly recently with the Arkansas Cattleman’s Association (ACA), is the association’s new Membership Director. “Kirk has the experience and passion to complement our established ASA team,” […]