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

The Association Applauds the Reintroduction of the Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act in the House and Urges Action Now

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is excited to see the reintroduction of the Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2021 (H.R. 3702) in the House on Friday, June 4, 2021. This bipartisan legislation, led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) along with Reps. Veasey, Westerman, Wittman,… Continue reading The Association Applauds the Reintroduction of the Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act in the House and Urges Action Now

CSF Leads Charge to Sustain Bedrock Fisheries Conservation Law in both House and Senate

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Over the last week, the United States Congress has introduced two bills to safeguard the most significant fisheries conservation funding program in the nation. Last Friday, the Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2021 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Rep.… Continue reading CSF Leads Charge to Sustain Bedrock Fisheries Conservation Law in both House and Senate

Sportsmen and Sportswomen Generate Nearly $1 Billion in Conservation Funding

Fish, Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation and Local Communities Benefit from Excise Tax Revenues WASHINGTON – America’s sportsmen and sportswomen generated nearly $1 billion in excise taxes last year that support state conservation programs. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the disbursement of these funds, generated through excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment and… Continue reading Sportsmen and Sportswomen Generate Nearly $1 Billion in Conservation Funding