House Approves Bill to Reduce Sea Lion Predation on Salmon and Steelhead  Bipartisan measure addresses unchecked predation at environmental pinch points in the Columbia River system  Alexandria, VA – June 27, 2018 – The sportfishing industry applauded the U.S House of Representatives passage of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-Wash.) Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act (H.R. 2083) by a vote of 288-115. This bipartisan bill will address the growing threat posed to salmon by the presence and predation of…

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Get the Water Flowing Again Every Floridian knows how important the Everglades are. Nowhere else in the world offers so many unique fishing opportunities in a vibrant and diverse ecosystem. However, the Everglades need your help. For years, people have talked about how best to “replumb the Everglades.” Restoring the historic water flows will have tremendous benefits for fishing from Lake Okeechobee south and along both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of Florida. Everyone has seen the massive algae blooms…

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Industry Reinforces Commitment to Conservation Through Renewed FishSmart Program Program aims to increase red snapper, red drum and other South Atlantic species survival rate Alexandria, VA – June 25, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association – the sportfishing industry’s trade association – announced the launch of a new project to improve the survival of caught-and-released fish in the South Atlantic, as part of the FishSmart program. The new FishSmart Red Snapper and Red Drum Conservation Project seeks to promote best…

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The Modern Fish Act will improve access to America’s federal marine waters and promote fisheries conservation. Your Representative will be casting a key vote on a bill that contains the Modern Fish Act, so please make sure they hear from you today! Rather than continuing to manage recreational fishing in the same way as commercial fishing – much like the proverbial square peg and the round hole – this comprehensive package will provide federal managers with the tools and data they…

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Modern Fish Act Advocacy Toolkit One of the association’s main priorities is to see the Modern Fish Act become law. This bipartisan bill will make long-overdue changes to improve federal marine recreational fisheries management. We need our entire industry to stand behind it and promote it to the recreational fishing public. Our partner in this legislative effort, the Center for Sportfishing Policy, has developed a suite of digital tools that you can use on your websites and social media to bring awareness of…

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