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ICAST Show

This year marks the 64th consecutive recreational fishing trade show produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) for its members and the recreational fishing industry. ICAST 2021 is scheduled for July 20 – 23, in the North/South building at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. “While the health, safety and security of exhibitors and attendees continues to be our top priority,” emphasized ASA President Glenn Hughes, “we are all looking forward to getting back to business. Come…

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Anglers Mending Fishing Net

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act (S. 906) to phase out large-scale driftnet fishing in federal waters off California. Authored in the Senate by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), and in the House by Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), the bill passed the U.S. Senate in July and now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. The Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act…

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Menhaden Baitfish

The American Sportfishing Association(ASA) supports the vote by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Management Board to reduce the Atlantic menhaden quota by 10 percent, establishing a quota of 194,400 metric tons for the 2021 and 2022 fishing seasons. Atlantic menhaden are a primary food source for numerous sportfish populations, especially striped bass. The harvest reduction comes in response to a recent fundamental shift in Atlantic menhaden management. In August, ASMFC unanimously adopted a new ecological management…

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Last week’s virtual 2020 Sportfishing Summit brought together more than 200 ASA members and other industry leaders to engage on the issues impacting recreational fishing. During the Summit we welcomed Jesse Simpkins, Marketing Director for St. Croix Rod, as our new board of directors chairman. My thanks go to Chris Megan, publisher, On The Water, who handed the gavel over to Jesse after two years at the helm. My thanks also go to our board of directors, committee chairs and members who…

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Scenic Sunrise

The U.S. House of Representatives passed without objection America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act, a historic package of bills to benefit fish and wildlife conservation throughout the nation. With the U.S. Senate unanimously passing the ACE Act on September 16, it now moves to President Trump who can sign it into law. “The ACE Act has strong support from the recreational fishing industry,” said Mike Leonard, vice president of Government Affairs for the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). “It includes several provisions…

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