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  • Recreational Fishing Participation Increased Nearly 20 Percent Over the Past 10 Years Preliminary findings by the USFWS also reveal increase in fishing expenditures

    DATE:September 18th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Recreational Fishing Participation Increased Nearly 20 Percent Over the Past 10 Years Preliminary findings by the USFWS also reveal increase in fishing expenditures ALEXANDRIA, VA - September 13, 2017 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its initial report of the 2016 National Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation national survey. The survey, conducted every five years in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, shows that fishing participation is up nearly 20 percent...
  • 2018 Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame Inductees

    DATE:September 16th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    2018 Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame Inductees   One of the many programs of the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, based in Hayward, Wisconsin, consists of recognizing individuals, organizations and institutions who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport and heritage of freshwater fishing. The Hall of Fame Awards Committee meets annually in August to make their selections for the following year and after much deliberation there were 12 individuals and one organization...
  • The World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show Once Again Lives Up to Its Reputation

    DATE:July 16th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    The World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show Once Again Lives Up to Its Reputation ICAST 2017 hosted the largest gathering of the domestic and international sportfishing trade Orange County Convention Center – July 14, 2017 – From exhibitors to buyers to media, representatives from the domestic and international recreational fishing and boating community converged on the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., July 11-14, for the 60thInternational Convention of Allied Sportfishing...
  • American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2017

    DATE:June 29th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2017 Industry leaders bring a wide-range of talent and experience to address the issues that impact the recreational fishing industry Alexandria, VA – June 28, 2017 – Four members of the American Sportfishing Association(ASA) were elected to fill two regional seats and two At-Large seats on the board of directors. Their terms begin October 1, 2017, and they will serve three-year terms. Last October, the membership voted...
  • Recreation Industry Leaders Complete Important Day of Policy Discussions with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

    DATE:April 25th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Recreation Industry Leaders Complete Important Day of Policy Discussions with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Alexandria, VA - April 25, 2017 - Senior recreation industry corporate and trade association officials met with Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday, April 24, capping a full and encouraging day of discussions with administration officials. The meetings were organized by the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) and began in Shenandoah National Park. Twelve...
  • Senior Administration Officials and Recreation Industry Leaders Discuss Recreation Expansion and Improvements

    DATE:April 24th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Senior Administration Officials and Recreation Industry Leaders Discuss Recreation Expansion and Improvements FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+Share Alexandria, VA – April 24, 2017 – Senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and U.S. Forest Service met with more than 30 representatives of the outdoor recreation industry at Shenandoah National Park April 24 to discuss improving visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters. The meeting was hosted by...
  • Walleye stamps support better fishing across Minnesota

    DATE:April 21st, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Anglers can support walleye stocking by purchasing $5 walleye stamps that help the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provide more places to fish for walleye. “You can buy a walleye stamp any time of the year, even if you already have a fishing license,” said Neil Vanderbosch, DNR fisheries program consultant. “All the funds from walleye stamps go toward the cost of purchasing walleye from private fish farms for stocking into lakes.” The overall walleye stocking effort ramps...
  • Top Fishing Brands of 2016

    DATE:March 2nd, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    NPAA Top Fishing Brands of 2016 Fernandina Beach, FL. -Southwick Associates' has announced the 2016 top brands for many angling product categories. This list has been compiled from the internet-based surveys completed in 2016 by AnglerSurvey.com panels. In 2016, the most frequently purchased tackle brands included: * Top combo brand: Shakespeare * Top spinner bait: Strike King * Top swivel brand: Eagle Claw * Top leader brand: Seaguar * Top fly reel brand: Orvis * Top fly tying material brand:...
  • Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable Applauds Confirmation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

    DATE:March 1st, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable Applauds Confirmation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+Share Washington, D.C. – March 1, 2017 – The United States Senate today confirmed U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as the nation’s 52nd Secretary of the Interior by a 68-31 vote of bipartisan support. His confirmation drew praise from the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR), which strongly backed his nomination. Rep. Zinke called himself...
  • Industry Releases Updated Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts Drilling down to each congressional district illustrates recreational fishing’s impact

    DATE:February 21st, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Industry Releases Updated Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts Drilling down to each congressional district illustrates recreational fishing’s impact Alexandria, VA – February 20, 2016 – Recreational fishing brings a myriad of economic benefits to communities throughout the U.S. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Southwick Associates have released the 2017 update of Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts,...