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  Recreational fishing is as “American as mom and apple pie.” That’s how American Sportfishing Association’s President Glenn Hughes described this iconic American pastime during a July 17, public hearing on proposed tariffs on Chinese imports hosted by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington, D.C. Glenn was making the case before our nation’s top trade enforcement officials that sportfishing equipment should be excluded from the next possible round of tariffs of up to 25% on items…

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  Bristol Bay is one of the finest fishing destinations on Earth and efforts to protect it from the proposed Pebble Mine have been going on for years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is rapidly moving ahead with a permitting process that would allow a mine that threatens Bristol Bay to begin operations. Conservationists from across the country have asked that the permitting process be halted until the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is complete. Most agree that it’s…

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Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally approved the year-round sale of fuels consisting of 15 percent ethanol, or E15. This fuel is a risk to consumer safety and the recreational fishing community. WE DON’T NEED MORE E-15 Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally approved the year-round sale of fuels consisting of 15 percent ethanol, or E15. This fuel is a risk to consumer safety and the recreational fishing community because higher levels of ethanol in fuel damage boat…

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Action Alert It’s officially National Fishing and Boating Week! As you get out on the water to celebrate, it’s important to take a moment and ask your members of Congress to join the Congressional Boating Caucus! It only takes a few seconds. The Congressional Boating Caucus is a bipartisan group of lawmakers who fight for issues important to our industry – like fuel policy, fishing, conservation, infrastructure, and trade. As we celebrate what we love most about boating and fishing this…

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Alexandria, VA (May 31, 2019) – Writers who promote recreational fishing could come away with cash awards and national recognition through the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA)new Angling Awareness Awards. These awards recognize writers who inspire people to participate in recreational fishing. ASA created the Angling Awareness Awards to support the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) industry-wide effort, called “60 in 60,” to increase the current 49.1 million U.S. anglers to 60 million in 60 months, or by 2021. St. Croix Rods Inaugural Awards Sponsor St. Croix…

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