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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American Sportfishing Association Recognizes Industry and Legislative Leaders Industry recognizes several individuals for their outstanding leadership and support Alexandria, VA – October 12, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association’s(ASA) 2018 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry’s premier networking and business management event, was held October 9-12, just outside Charleston, S.C. This annual fall business meeting brought more than 230 fishing and boating industry and community leaders to provide a venue to discuss the issues impacting recreational fishing. During the Summit, ASA recognized…

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Sportfishing Industry Association Elevates Staff to Senior Leadership Positions Association veterans will focus on continuing growth in membership, angler participation, communications, trade show and Government Affairs Alexandria, VA – October 1, 2018 – Today, the American Sportfishing Association(ASA) announced the appointment of three staff members to senior leadership positions within the association. “It’s my pleasure to announce that Mike Leonard, Liz Ogilvie and Blake Swango have been elevated to Vice President positions,” said ASA President Glenn Hughes. “These three individuals are…

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