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  • American Sportfishing Association names Glenn Hughes ASA President

    American Sportfishing Association names Glenn Hughes ASA President

    The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) board of directors is pleased to announce that Glenn Hughes, ASA's Vice President for Industry Relations, has been hired to take on the role of President beginning April 1, 2018. The announcement was made during the board of directors meeting which convened today at the 2017 Sportfishing Summit, the association's annual business meeting, being held October 10-13, at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

  • ASA provides testimony during U.S. Senate field hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

    ASA provides testimony during U.S. Senate field hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

    The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) called on Congress to address the unique challenges of federal saltwater recreational fisheries management as it considers reauthorizing the nation’s primary law governing federal saltwater fisheries management.

  • American Sportfishing Association New Board of Directors Members

    American Sportfishing Association New Board of Directors Members

    Industry leaders bring talent, experience and perspective in addressing a wide-range of issues that impact the industry, recreational fishing and fisheries conservation

  • Recognizing 40 Years of the Legislation That Established U.S. Fishing Boundaries

    Recognizing 40 Years of the Legislation That Established U.S. Fishing Boundaries

    Tonight, recreational and commercial fishing representatives, Members of Congress, and key former and current individuals from the administration gathered on Capitol Hill in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), a first-of-its-kind piece of legislation that established a framework to manage domestic, federal saltwater fisheries.

  • ICAST 2016 is the Largest Showcase of  Sportfishing Products in the World

    ICAST 2016 is the Largest Showcase of Sportfishing Products in the World

    With Orlando, Fla. as the backdrop, the 59th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, the world’s largest showcase of fishing tackle, apparel and accessories, is taking place July 12-15, at the Orange County Convention Center. All the details, including registration, are available at www.ICASTfishing.org.

  • Fishing Participants are Changing

    Fishing Participants are Changing

    National Professional Anglers Association members learned how to turn their passion into their profession at the organization's recent annual conference in Wisconsin Dells Jan. 8-10. They heard from numerous industry experts at dozens of sessions, including keynote speaker Mike Nussman, president and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association.

  • Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Advances to Senate Floor

    Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Advances to Senate Floor

    Alexandria, VA – The sportfishing industry applauds the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for advancing the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. This bill, which will improve fisheries conservation and recreational fishing access throughout the country, has now cleared all committees of jurisdiction in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and now awaits action on the floor of both chambers.

  • Gulf Anglers Meet to Set Future Course on Red Snapper Management

    Gulf Anglers Meet to Set Future Course on Red Snapper Management

    Representatives from the recreational fishing community recently met for their second in-person meeting to plan strategies for addressing current and future Gulf of Mexico red snapper management challenges.

  • When it Comes to Understanding Fishing’s Customers, the Answers are Close to Home

    When it Comes to Understanding Fishing’s Customers, the Answers are Close to Home

    Alexandria, VA – January 7, 2015 – What does an affluent, young soccer mom in suburbia have in common with a farmer living along the Appalachians? An urban hipster with a retiree rooted in America’s heartland? A hectic, young professional with a family living on the outskirts of a metropolitan area with an empty nester who owns a vacation home in a resort area?

  • Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts

    Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts

    Alexandria, VA –  - We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. And that all politics is local. To this end, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Southwick Associates released a report, Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts, along with a series of one-page infographics, which depict recreational fishing’s economic impact on all 435 Congressional districts and the 50 states.

  • Will Politics Derail the Miami International Boat Show?

    Will Politics Derail the Miami International Boat Show?

    Not if we can help it! Elected officials in South Florida need to hear from you about why the Miami International Boat Show is important and valuable to Miami, the State of Florida and the marine industry. Take action now and sign the petition

  • Sportfishing’s Trade Show Receives National Award from Top Trade Show Industry Group

    Sportfishing’s Trade Show Receives National Award from Top Trade Show Industry Group

    Alexandria, VA – November 4, 2015 – For the third year in a row, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, has been recognized by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) as one of the fastest growing trades shows in the U.S. by square footage. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), ICAST is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, hosting more than 12,000 representatives from the global sportfishing community.

  • ASA Conference Call Today Re Biscayne Bay Fishing Closure

    ASA Conference Call Today Re Biscayne Bay Fishing Closure

    What: Conference Call about the National Park Service's Biscayne Bay Fishing Closure

  • A New Report Demonstrates that Banning Traditional Fishing Tackle in California Will Cause Significant Economic Harm

    A New Report Demonstrates that Banning Traditional Fishing Tackle in California Will Cause Significant Economic Harm

    Alexandria, VA – May 22, 2015 - A report released on Monday by the California Coastal Conservation Association and the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) demonstrates that banning traditional fishing tackle will have a negative impact on fishing participation, which generates millions of dollars for fisheries conservation in the state.