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Today, several federal agencies released their “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful” report. The document provides initial recommendations on how to achieve the goal of conserving 30% of all U.S. lands and waters by the year 2030 – also known as “30 by 30” – as directed by President Biden’s Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the trade association representing the recreational fishing industry, expressed its appreciation for the report’s…

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We Fish ASA episode #254 features an interview with walleye champion Chase Parsons. The Wisconsin angler is fresh off a big victory in the inaugural 2021 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s National Walleye Tour event on Lake Francis Case at Chamberlain, South Dakota. Parsons dissects an exceptionally tough bite on a very challenging body of water. Deciding to toss jigs tipped with flathead minnows in shallow water proved to be the key to success for Parsons. Listen to a great walleye angler…

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Water Sunset

On Earth Day an unprecedented alliance of business, academic, tribal and conservation leaders – of which the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is a member – have united to provide a solution to one of America’s greatest threats – the decline of our fish and wildlife and their natural habitats. Scientists estimate that one-third of fish and wildlife species in the United States are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered without much needed funding for their proactive conservation. Healthy, sustainable fish…

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Fishing Boat Sunset

Last week, a $3.3 million groundbreaking study to assess the South Atlantic red snapper fishery was announced by U.S. Reps. John Rutherford (R-Fla.) and Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.). Rutherford and Murphy led a bipartisan effort that secured the funding for the research. Modeled after the “Great Red Snapper Count” in the Gulf of Mexico, this study is a group project between the University of Florida, North Carolina State University, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and NOAA Fisheries. The 30-month project will estimate…

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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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