Tag: American Sportfishing Association

  • U.S. Senate Approves California Drift Gillnet Modernization Legislation

    U.S. Senate Approves California Drift Gillnet Modernization Legislation

    Sportfishing industry resumes work to phase out destructive gear in California Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved by unanimous consent 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 the last remaining fishery in the country […]

  • Recreational Fishing Industry Launches Its First Online Auction

    Recreational Fishing Industry Launches Its First Online Auction

    The auction features “Best of Category” winners from the ICAST 2021 New Product Showcase in support of Keep America Fishing The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is excited to announce its inaugural online auction to support Keep America Fishing. Keep America Fishing is the association’s grassroots advocacy program that gives our nation’s 55 million anglers a way to let […]

  • Recreational Fishing Community Leads Effort to Promote Conservation Through Use of Descending Devices

    Recreational Fishing Community Leads Effort to Promote Conservation Through Use of Descending Devices

    FishSmart project demonstrates continued angler support for improving fish survival in the South Atlantic The 2,600 anglers who recently participated in the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) FishSmart South Atlantic Red Snapper and Red Drum Conservation Effort programs reported taking action to increase fish survival rates through the use of descending devices for red snapper, and short leader circle hook […]

  • American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors for 2022

    American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors for 2022

    Industry leaders bring a wide-range of talent and experience to address the issues that impact the recreational fishing industry Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected or re-elected to fill two At-Large seats and two regional seats on the board of directors. Their three-year terms begin October 1, 2021. ASA is the national trade association […]

  • The Recreational Fishing Industry Reconnects at ICAST in July

    The Recreational Fishing Industry Reconnects at ICAST in July

    ICAST is the world’s largest venue for launching new fishing products and setting industry trends With Orlando, Fla. as the backdrop, the 64th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, will be in-person and onsite this July 20 – 23, in the North Building of the Orange County Convention Center. ICAST is produced by […]

  • Sportfishing Industry Calls on Congress to Support Conservation and Access

    Sportfishing Industry Calls on Congress to Support Conservation and Access

    ASA President Glenn Hughes testifies before Senate subcommittee Over the past year, there has been a significant increase in participation and demand for outdoor recreation, which has created challenges and opportunities for the recreational fishing and the broader outdoor recreation industries. Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, held a hearing […]

  • Senate Commerce Committee Approves Important Sportfishing Bills

    Senate Commerce Committee Approves Important Sportfishing Bills

    Sportfishing industry priorities advance as infrastructure debate continues  The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee held an executive session that included consideration and passage of several bills supported by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). This included committee passage of S. 1995, the Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2021, authored by Commerce Committee Chair Maria […]

  • Sport Fish Restoration Program Reauthorization Introduced

    Sport Fish Restoration Program Reauthorization Introduced

    Last year, the trust fund provided nearly $750 million to critical fisheries conservation and boating programs The sportfishing industry applauds the recent introduction of the Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2021. Led in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and in the House of […]

  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Inland Fisheries Policy Manager

    Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Inland Fisheries Policy Manager

    ASA’s newest hire brings a solid background in association and policy advocacy efforts  The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Connor Bevan has joined ASA’s Government Affairs staff as the new Inland Fisheries Policy Manger. “With so many local, regional and national issues impacting the health and accessibility of our nation’s freshwater fisheries, it’s […]

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

    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 […]