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  • 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,...
  • Sportfishing Industry Lists Top Policy Accomplishments for 2016 Progress made on fisheries conservation and management issues at the state and federal levels

    DATE:January 29th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Sportfishing Industry Lists Top Policy Accomplishments for 2016 Progress made on fisheries conservation and management issues at the state and federal levels Alexandria, VA – January 5, 2017 – The past year not only brought significant change within the U.S. political system, and also within the nation’s recreational fishing policy arena. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) recounts the top recreational fishing advocacy accomplishments of 2016. “Throughout 2016, ASA’s members...
  • Save the Date for the World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show

    DATE:January 4th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    ICAST Means Business! Mark your calendar now for the world’s largest sportfishing trade show Attendee registration opens in February ICAST is for the sportfishing trade and is not open to the general public....
  • 16th Intermediate & Advanced Muskie Fishing School To Be Held March 18, 2017 in Waunakee!

    DATE:December 29th, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    16th Intermediate & Advanced Muskie Fishing School To Be Held March 18, 2017 in Waunakee!  Contact: capitalcitymuskiesinc.org, Geoff Crandall crandall@msbnrg.com o (608-219-0164 mobile) or Steve Reinstra at mpd339r@charter.net or 608-770-7131.  The Capital City Chapter of Muskies, Inc. announced today that the 16th annual Intermediate and Advanced Muskie School will be held on Saturday, March 18th 2017. This unique all-day training opportunity will be held at the Waunakee High School...
  • Future Fisherman Foundation Auction Still Has Last Minute Items Up For Grabs!

    DATE:December 15th, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
         Future Fisherman Foundation Auction Still Has Last Minute Items Up For Grabs! The annual Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) Auction began Sunday at 8am with a host of exciting fishing trips and great merchandise. Close to 20 fishing trips and a nice selection of merchandise were sold  but there's still a few last minute items awaiting your bid!!!   Items ship in 1-3 days; still plenty of time for Christmas! Just go to www.futurefisherman.org and the process is simple. Just to go the...
  • FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE AND THE BASS FEDERATION EXTEND PARTNERSHIP

    DATE:December 14th, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE AND THE BASS FEDERATION EXTEND PARTNERSHIP FLW to Debut 24-event High School Fishing Open Series MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 14, 2016) – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and The Bass Federation (TBF) today announced a multi-year extension to their strategic partnership, bolstering the relationship between the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization and the nation’s oldest broad-based grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization. Terms of the agreement were...
  • Future Fisherman Foundation Annual Auction is Underway!

    DATE:December 5th, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
      Future Fisherman Foundation Annual Auction is Underway! The annual Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) Auction began Sunday at 8am with a host of exciting fishing trips and great merchandise. Interested in a fishing trip with legendary Pro Tournament Angler and TV host Shaw Grigsby? We’ve got it! What about a terrific Minnesota Walleye Trip with TV Host Chip Leer? Yep, we’ve got that too! Close to 20 fishing trips and a nice selection of merchandise await your opening bid and all for very...
  • Fishing Trip with Shaw Grigsby Highlights Upcoming F3 Auction!

    DATE:November 23rd, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Fishing Trip with Shaw Grigsby Highlights Upcoming F3 Auction! The Future Fisherman Foundation’s annual online auction begins on Sunday, December 4 and runs through Sunday, December 11. Among the exciting fishing trips, tackle packages and gear offered this year will be a trip with Shaw Grigsby one of the most influential anglers of our time. The winning bidder will need to work around Grigsby’s busy tournament schedule and the filming of his TV show, but it will be more than worth it as Grigsby...
  • New Report Urges Modernization in Federal Fisheries Management


    DATE:October 19th, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
          New Report Urges Modernization in Federal Fisheries Management Series of recommendations for next Administration and Congress urge improvements 
to public access that create jobs and enhance conservation Alexandria, VA – October 19, 2016 – The Center for Coastal Conservation, along with the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the nation’s leading marine conservation and trade associations, today released a landmark series of recommendations for...
  • 2016 Sportfishing Summit Brings Recreational Fishing

    DATE:October 11th, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
     2016 Sportfishing Summit Brings Recreational Fishing Industry Leaders Together
Industry recognizes several individuals for their outstanding leadership and support Alexandria, VA - October 11, 2016 – The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) 2016 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, was held October 4-7, in New Orleans, La. This annual fall business meeting brought together more than 220 fishing and boating industry and...
  • Jensen selected for Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame!

    DATE:October 3rd, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    NPAA Jensen selected for Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame! Fishing the Midwest was recently informed that Bob Jensen, founder of Fishing the Midwest, has been selected for 2017 induction to the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. Jensen will join over 300 individuals and organizations that have been inducted and enshrined to the Hall of Fame since 1980. A native of Sheffield, Iowa, Bob Jensen began fishing as a young boy and started his career in the fishing industry as a Camp Fish instructor in...
  • Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2016 “Best of Show” Awards

    DATE:July 15th, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2016 “Best of Show” Awards Johnson Outdoors-MINN KOTA wins “Best of Show” during the world’s largest sportfishing trade show Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL - July 14, 2016 – The world’s largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is now in full swing (July 12 – 15), at the Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla. Produced by the American Sportfishing...
  • License affirmation reinforces Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws

    DATE:June 14th, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Minnesota boaters and nonresident anglers renewing their licenses will now need to sign a card affirming they know the state’s aquatic invasive species laws. Watercraft owners and nonresident anglers must read and sign the affirmation during their regular license renewal, then keep it with them, along with their license. The affirmation demonstrates understanding that Minnesota law requires license holders to: Clean aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species from watercraft. Drain...
  • New allies change the rules in fight against aquatic invasive species.

    DATE:May 16th, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    WALKER, MN—April 12, 2016—The fight to save Minnesota’s beloved lakes and rivers from aquatic invasive species is long-running, but a new partnership between the Mississippi Headwater Board and Fishing The WildSide has forged fresh battle plans to stop these insidious invaders in their tracks. At the heart of these efforts lies the campaign “Changing Minnesota Traditions,” which aims to enlist lake lovers from all user groups in the war on harmful exotic species ranging from zebra...
  • Mandatory training required for aquatic invasive species violators

    DATE:May 16th, 2016
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    NPAA Starting this boating season, anyone found guilty of violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws will not only have to pay the required fines but will also have to complete mandatory training. The short “Clean In Clean Out” training must be completed before people found guilty of violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws can legally operate their watercraft anywhere in the state. “The class is free and easy to take either online or with a paper home-study,” said April...