Sportfishing Industry Applauds Passage of Federal Funding Bill Numerous industry priorities reflected in final measure  Alexandria, VA – February 15, 2019 – The American Sportfishing Association(ASA) expressed its strong support for the passage of the 2019 Consolidated Appropriations Act which provides funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2019 for nine federal agencies, including the Departments of Commerce and the Interior. “We are pleased that President Trump and Congressional leaders were able to come to an agreement that avoids another…

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RBFF BRINGS 60 IN 60, WOMEN MAKING WAVES CAMPAIGN TO MIAMI BOAT SHOW   Take Me Fishing™ brand will be showcased at Innovation Breakfast and throughout the show ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 12, 2019) – Each year, 100,000 people head to Miami, Florida for the Progressive Miami International Boat Show, one of the biggest boat shows in the world, driving an economic impact greater than two Super Bowls combined ($854 million). Again this year, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) will…

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Newly Inaugurated Gov. Ron DeSantis Hosts Press Conference on Water Policy Reforms Gov. Ron DeSantis (podium), with first lady Casey DeSantis to immediate left, Lt. Gov. Jannette Nunez on right, with Kellie Ralston, far right. Our own Kellie Ralston, Southeast Fisheries Policy Director, American Sportfishing Association, attended Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ press conference this morning in Bonita Springs where he announced major water policy reforms. The entire press release is below, and you may watch the video here. Ralston shared,…

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Sportfishing Industry Highlights Efforts for Increasing Fishing Participation ASA focused on what the industry can do to support state natural resource agencies Alexandria, VA – December 6, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association(ASA), which represents the sportfishing industry, highlighted what the industry is doing to increase recreational fishing participation during the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) annual State Marketing Workshop held December 5 and 6, in Atlanta, Ga. ASA staff focused on what the industry can do to support…

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Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Atlantic Fisheries Policy Director Fisheries management policy veteran will focus on a number of recreational fishing species Alexandria, VA – December 4, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association(ASA) is pleased to announce that Michael Waine, most recently a Fisheries Management Analyst with NOAA Fisheries, has joined the ASA staff as Atlantic Fisheries Policy Director. Based in Morehead City, N.C., Waine will focus on fisheries policy in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. “Mike’s seasoned experience at the…

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