METTAWA, Ill.  (May 17, 2019) – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced that as part of the Company’s strategy to expand its presence and scale within the emerging and fast-growing boat club segment, it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Freedom Boat Club (FBC), the segment’s largest operator.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.   Freedom Boat Club, founded in 1989, is the largest boat club operator and the premier marine franchisor in the nation.  FBC and its…

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On May 13, 2019, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of imported Chinese products that, if imposed, would be subject to Section 301 tariffs of up to 25 percent. This list of 3,805 products covers essentially all products imported from China not already subject to Section 301 additional tariffs. Information on previously announced tariffs can be found here. The new list impacts many products imported from China by ASA’s members, including, but not limited to:…

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Alexandria, VA – March 18, 2019 – On behalf of the sportfishing industry, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) extends its sincere condolences to the Lowrance family on the passing of Darrell J. Lowrance, founder of Lowrance Electronics, Inc., who brought early technology to recreational fishing with the invention of the first portable sonar “fish finder” – the Fish-Lo-K-Tor – for the average angler. Darrell served as President and CEO of Lowrance Electronics from 1964 to 2006 and was responsible for many…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fish On! Dena Vick promoted to lead Traditions Media’s Fishing and Marine Marketing Strategy and Communications Team Minneapolis, MN (March 19, 2019) – “Never leave fish to find fish,” or so goes the sage angling axiom. Those who spend ample time on the water understand the practicality of such fishing truisms. And as sick as our kids and spouses may be of hearing them, these pearls of wisdom have metaphorical value that translates well to our lives…

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NEW RESEARCH SHOWS OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE NEW AUDIENCES IN HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CLUBS   The study, commissioned by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, B.A.S.S., FLW and the Student Angler Federation gives details on membership, economic impact and opportunities ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 19, 2019) – A new study, commissioned by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.), Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and the Student Angler Federation (SAF) gives details on high school fishing club participation.…

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