Recreational Fishing Industry’s Inaugural Online Auction a Success

Anglers across the country bid on the latest gear in support of Keep America Fishing The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) recently held its inaugural online auction to raise funds in support of Keep America Fishing. Keep America Fishing (KAF) is the association’s grassroots advocacy program that provides our nation’s 55 million anglers a way to let… Continue reading Recreational Fishing Industry’s Inaugural Online Auction a Success

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… Continue reading Recreational Fishing Industry Launches Its First Online Auction

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… Continue reading American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors for 2022

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… Continue reading The Recreational Fishing Industry Reconnects at ICAST in July

Sportfishing Industry Calls on Congress to Support Conservation and Access

ASA President Glenn Hughes testifies on behalf of recreational fishing during the Senate subcommittee meeting on outdoor recreation.

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… Continue reading Sportfishing Industry Calls on Congress to Support Conservation and Access

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… Continue reading Senate Commerce Committee Approves Important Sportfishing Bills

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… Continue reading Sport Fish Restoration Program Reauthorization Introduced

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… Continue reading Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Inland Fisheries Policy Manager

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