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  • American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2018

    DATE:June 18th, 2018
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    NPAA American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2018 The diversity in the recreational fishing industry and community is well-represented to address the issues that impact the recreational fishing industry FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+Share Alexandria, VA – June 18, 2018 – Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two At-Large seats and two regional seats on the board of directors. Their terms begin...
  • DOI Announces Plan to Increase Recreational Fishing Opportunities Secretary Zinke designates new national trails and enhanced outdoor experiences

    DATE:June 5th, 2018
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    For Immediate Release Mary Jane Williamson, Communications Director 703-519-9691, x227 www.asafishing.org DOI Announces Plan to Increase Recreational Fishing Opportunities Secretary Zinke designates new national trails and enhanced outdoor experiences Alexandria, VA – June 4, 2018 – On May 30, the Department of the Interior announced a plandesignating 19 new National Recreation Trails in 17 states, many of which will enhance public space for recreational fishing. The plan is part of...
  • ICAST is Where All Great Fishing Begins

    DATE:June 1st, 2018
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    ICAST is Where All Great Fishing Begins ICAST is the world’s largest venue for launching new fishing products and setting industry trends Alexandria, Va. – May 31, 2018 – With Orlando, Fla. as the backdrop, the 61st International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is taking place July 10 - 13, at the Orange County Convention Center. All the details, including registration, are available at ICASTfishing.org. ICAST 2018, the world’s largest showcase of...
  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints a New R3 Director

    DATE:May 24th, 2018
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints a New R3 Director Industry veteran brings years of experience in working to increase participation Alexandria, VA – May 22, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Emily Beach, most recently with the Archery Trade Association (ATA), is the association’s new R3 (Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation) Director. Beach has spent the past 16 years developing the Explore Bowhunting (EB), Explore Bowfishing (EBF)...
  • Invitation to Participate in Starry Trek 2018

    DATE:May 23rd, 2018
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    NPAA Partnership Opportunity University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) are again planning a coordinated, statewide search effort—Starry Trek—to identify new populations of the invasive green alga starry stonewort. We are also partnering with colleagues from University of Wisconsin Extension to make this a two-state effort. This is our second year organizing this event and we hope that you will join us as a local coordinator for volunteers...
  • ASA’s Nussman Named Eddie Smith Award Recipient Center for Sportfishing Policy honors recently-retired President and CEO

    DATE:May 9th, 2018
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    ASA’s Nussman Named Eddie Smith Award Recipient Center for Sportfishing Policy honors recently-retired President and CEO Alexandria, VA – May 9, 2018 – The Center for Sportfishing Policy – a non-partisan advocacy arm for the nation’s saltwater recreational fishing industry – today honored former American Sportfishing Association President and CEO Mike Nussman with its Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award. Mike Nussman 2018 Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award recipient The...
  • Attention All Cabela’s National Team Championship Anglers

    DATE:May 9th, 2018
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    NPAA Attention All Cabela’s National Team Championship Anglers As promised we wanted to get you the relocation info today before we make the public announcement. I want to say a huge thank you to all who have been patient throughout this transition and the flooding issues. Last minute changes are something that no one likes, least of all us, but I do think it has developed about as good as it could in two days thanks to the hard work our staff. I am very proud of them to put all this together almost...
  • Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Outlines Priorities with Beltway and Industry Leaders

    DATE:April 13th, 2018
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Alexandria, VA – April 13, 2018 – Congressional and administration officials joined recreation industry leaders yesterday to mark the formal launch of the nation’s premier coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR). The event provided a platform for the group to officialy outline its priorities as it works to educate decision makers on Capitol Hill about the importance of the outdoor recreation economy and ensure our nation’s public lands...
  • The Fishing Community Mourns Lefty Kreh’s Passing

    DATE:April 10th, 2018
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    The Fishing Community Mourns Lefty Kreh’s Passing Bernard “Lefty” Kreh, one of the most well-known and beloved of America’s fly fishermen and fly-casting instructors, passed away on March 14, 2018, at his home in Cockeysville, Md., at age 93. Lefty is most known for being one of the pioneers of saltwater fly fishing and his book, Fly Fishing in Salt Water, is considered the seminal volume on the subject. Lefty was born February 26, 1925, in Frederick, Md. His father taught...
  • Sportfishing Leaders Converge on Washington

    DATE:March 31st, 2018
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    NPAA Sportfishing Leaders Converge on Washington ASA Government Affairs committee outlines industry agenda for coming months Alexandria, VA – March 29, 2018 – During its annual spring meeting, the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Government Affairs committee discussed a variety of sportfishing policy positions and outlined its agenda for the coming months. Over the course of the two-day meeting – held March 26-27, in Washington, D.C. – the committee held briefings with three federal...