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The American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) members and staff extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by Hurricane Ian. At this time, ASA has been in touch with many of our members in the region to check on their status and wellbeing and to find out how their families and their businesses fared. It is clear that the recovery from this wide-spread and breathtakingly disastrous hurricane will take a significant period of time. We also want to acknowledge the damage…

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Representing the 1,400 member National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA), President Patrick Neu attended the American Sport Fishing Association’s (A.S.A.) Annual Spring Government Affairs Committee Meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 31 and April 1. The annual meeting provides sportfishing industry leaders a chance to directly engage with Congress and federal agency leaders on policy issues affecting natural resources and the recreational fishing industry. Covering a wide range of topics important to professional anglers, committee sessions during the two-day meeting covered…

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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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Conservation, Advocacy, Senate, Sportfishing

The U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent S. 3051, America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act. This major package of natural resource management and conservation provisions now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives, where a vote is expected as soon as next week. “The ACE Act would be a massive win for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the country,” said Mike Leonard, vice president of Government Affairs at the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). “Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Martin Heinrich…

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Sunrise Over Hills

The historic and bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act became law today after being signed by President Trump. American Sportfishing Association (ASA) President Glenn Hughes attended a ceremony at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) headquarters, hosted by Secretary of the Interior David Bernhard celebrating the bill’s enactment. The ceremony also included the signing of a new proclamation establishing August 5, as Great American Outdoors Day, when all DOI fees will be waived. “The sportfishing industry sincerely thanks President Trump…

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