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  • 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.

  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Manager for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiative

    Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Manager for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiative

    Alexandria, VA –  The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Gary Jennings, a life-long, avid angler and boater, has joined the ASA staff as the Manager of the Keep Florida Fishing initiative. Jennings brings close to 20 years of experience in the fishing and boating industries to this new position. His tenure began on June 1, 2015.

  • 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.