Press Releases

California Modernizes Swordfish Fishery
ASA Press Release, September 28, 2018

Sportfishing Industry Welcomes Release of Government Statistics on Contribution to U.S. Economy
ASA Press Release, September 20, 2018

NOAA Fisheries Denies Longline Permit in E. Florida Closed Zone
ASA Press Release, September 7, 2018

Lawmakers Send Governor Brown Bill to End Drift Gillnets
ASA Press Release, September 4, 2018

New Report Highlights Recreational Fishing’s Broad Economic and Conservation Impact
ASA Press Release, September 4, 2018

ASA, Keep Florida Fishing Host Florida U.S. Senate Candidate Forum at World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show
Keep Florida Fishing Press Release, July 17, 2018

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill
ASA Press Release, July 11, 2018

House Approves Bill to Reduce Sea Lion Predation on Salmon and Steelhead
ASA Press Release, June 27, 2018

Industry Reinforces Commitment to Conservation Through Renewed FishSmart Program
ASA Press Release, June 25, 2018

Senate Appropriations Bills Address Numerous Sportfishing Industry Priorities
ASA Press Release, June 15, 2018

Angler-Backed Billfish Conservation Act Clears U.S. House Natural Resources Committee
Center for Sportfishing Policy Press Release, June 6, 2018

DOI Announces Plan to Increase Recreational Fishing Opportunities
ASA Press Release, June 4, 2018

ASA’s Nussman Named Eddie Smith Award Recipient
ASA Press Release, May 9, 2018

Senators Step-Up To Bring California Swordfish Fishing Into the 21st Century
ASA Press Release, May 1, 2018

FishAmerica Foundation Awards Four Habitat Improvement Grants
ASA Press Release, April 30, 2018

Department of Commerce Grants Gulf States’ Request for Recreational Red Snapper Management
ASA Press Release, April 18, 2018

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Outlines Priorities with Beltway and Industry Leaders
ASA Press Release, April 13, 2018

Former Wright & McGill CEO Donn Schaible Passes
ASA Press Release, April 12, 2018

Sportfishing Leaders Converge on Washington
ASA Press Release, March 29, 2018

Recreational Fishing Organizations Oppose Longline Permit
ASA Press Release, March 6, 2018

Modern Fish Act Takes Major Step Toward Becoming Law
ASA Press Release, February 28, 2018

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Welcomes Government Recognition of Industry as GDP Contributor
ASA Press Release, February 14, 2018

Gulf Council Advances Proposals for States to Manage Red Snapper
ASA Press Release, February 1, 2018

ASA Team Receives an In-depth Education in California Chinook Salmon
ASA Press Release, January 30, 2018

Congratulations to Winners of the FLW Lake Okeechobee Tournament
Keep Florida Fishing Press Release, January 29, 2018

Navionics Launches Post-Irma Remapping Effort
Press Release, December 18, 2017

Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House
ASA Press Release, December 13, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Supports Florida’s Invasive Lionfish Removal Incentive Program
ASA Press Release, December 6, 2017

Proposed Dam Expansion Further Threatens West Coast Salmon Fishery
ASA Press Release, December 1, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Applauds Opening of South Atlantic Red Snapper Fishery
ASA Press Release, November 1, 2017

Keep Florida Fishing Praises Announcement by National Marine Fisheries Service to Open Limited South Atlantic 2017 Red Snapper Season for Harvest
Keep Florida Fishing Press Release, October 27, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Association’s Board of Directors Names New President
ASA Press Release, October 10, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Association President and CEO to Retire in March 2018
ASA Press Release, October 5, 2017

Industry-Led Effort Saves Thousands of Reef Fish
ASA Press Release, October 4, 2017

Angler Backed Billfish Conservation Act Passes U.S. Senate
ASA Press Release, October 3, 2017

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Takes Action To Open 2017 and 2018 Red Snapper Seasons
Keep Florida Fishing Press Release, September 26, 2017

Recreational Fishing Participation Increased Nearly 20 Percent Over the Past 10 Years
ASA Press Release, September 13, 2017

U.S. Government Will Not List Pacific Bluefin Tuna as an Endangered Species
ASA Press Release, August 7, 2017

Keep America Fishing Sponsors National Hunting and Fishing Day
NHF Day Press Releaser, August 4, 2017

Federal Funding Bill Includes Important Advances for Marine Fisheries
ASA Press Release, August 2, 2017

Sen. Cassidy, Rep.Graves and Colleagues Propose a Better Way to Manage Gulf Red Snapper
ASA Press Release, August 1, 2017

Recreation Leaders Ask Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Help Grow Recreation Industry and Participation
ASA Press Release, July 28, 2017

B.A.S.S. Nation Chapters Keeping Waters Free of Old Soft Baits – Jackall Lures On Board to Assist with Their Efforts
ASA Press Release, July 27, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Praises Committee Passage of HELP for Wildlife Act
ASA Press Release, July 26, 2017

Sport fishing Community Addresses Modernizing Federal Fisheries Management on Capitol Hill
ASA Press Release, July 19, 2017

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Touts Increased Partnerships, Celebrates American-made Products
ASA Press Release, July 19, 2017

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce the Modern Fish Act
ASA Press Release, July 11, 2017

American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2017
ASA Press Release, June 29, 2017

Trump Administration Delivers for Saltwater Recreational Anglers
ASA Press Release, June 28, 2017

Legislation to Conserve Fish Habitat and Improve Recreational Fishing Introduced In U.S. Senate
ASA Press Release, June 27, 2017

Recreational Fishing and Boating Groups Urge Congress to Increase Everglades Restoration Funding
Keep Florida Fishing Press Release, June 26, 2017

FY2018 Budget Must Support Outdoor Recreation
ASA Press Release, June 26, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Extension of Federal Gulf Red Snapper Season
ASA Press Release, June 14, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Supports Legislation to Conserve Great Lakes Fisheries
ASA Press Release, June 12, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Voices Deep Concern over a New Louisiana Red Snapper Proposal
ASA Press Release, May 26, 2017

Senate Commerce Committee Advances Billfish Conservation Act
ASA Press Release, May 18, 2017

Governor Rick Scott Signs Lake Okeechobee Water Resources Legislation Into Law
Keep Florida Fishing Press Release, May 9, 2017

Recreational Fishing and Boating Groups Send Message to Trump Administration and Congress: Now is Time to Fix Broken Ethanol Policy
ASA Press Release, May 4, 2017

More Than 100 Outdoor Recreation Executives Sign Letter Urging the Administration to Keep the “Great” in the Great Outdoors
ASA Press Release, May 3, 2017

Recreation Industry Leaders Complete Important Day of Policy Discussions with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
ASA Press Release, April 25, 2017

Senior Administration Officials and Recreation Industry Leaders Discuss Recreation Expansion and Improvements
ASA Press Release, April 24, 2017

U.S. Reps. Graves, Green, Webster, Wittman Champion Federal Saltwater Fisheries Reform
ASA Press Release, April 6, 2017

American Sportfishing Association Joins NC Sound Economy Coalition
ASA Press Release, April 3, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Leaders Bring Policy Priorities to Washington D.C.
ASA Press Release, March 20, 2017

Recreational Fishing Industry Thanks Florida Governor Scott for Regional Fishery Management Nominations
ASA Press Release, March 15, 2017

Senator Shelby Leads the Way for Better Gulf Red Snapper Data
ASA Press Release, March 14, 2017

ORIR Holds Capitol Hill Briefings On Growing the Outdoor Recreation Economy
ASA Press Release, March 8, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Applauds Interior’s Efforts to Expand Public Access
ASA Press Release, March 2, 2017

Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable Applauds Confirmation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
ASA Press Release, March 1, 2017

U.S. Senate Confirms Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce
ASA Press Release, February 28, 2017

ASMFC & MAFMC Set Black Sea Bass Specifications for 2017 and 2018
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Press Release, February 17, 2017

Industry Releases Updated Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts
ASA Press Release, February 21, 2017

Senators Weigh in on Billfish Conservation Act
ASA Press Release, February 17, 2017

FLW Foundation Partners with Keep America Fishing to Launch Pitch It Recycling Campaign
FLW Press Release, January 26, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Angered by Last-Minute U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Director’s Order
ASA Press Release, January 23, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Lists Top Policy Accomplishments for 2016
ASA Press Release, January 6, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Association Announces Staff Changes
ASA Press Release, January 5, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Applauds President-Elect Trump’s Selection for Secretary of the Interior
ASA Press Release, December 15, 2016

Obama Administration Takes Steps to Protect Watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
U.S. Department of the Interior Press Release, December 15, 2016

Guided by science and public opinion, land managers say “no” to proposed sulfide-ore copper mines threatening Minnesota’s iconic Boundary Waters Wilderness
Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters Press Release, December 15, 2016

Recreational Fishing Organizations Respond to Pacific Bluefin Tuna Petition
ASA Press Release, December 13, 2016

Congress Approves Major Water Projects Bill
ASA Press Release, December 12, 2016

President Obama Signs Outdoor REC Act into Law
ASA Press Release, December 9, 2016

Senate Passes Outdoor REC Act Which Goes for Presidential Signing
ASA Press Release, December 1, 2016

Everglades National Park Opens Joe Bay to Non-Motorized Boating
National Park Service Press Release, November 25, 2016

Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Trade Show Director
ASA Press Release, November 15, 2016

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Extends Gulf Red Snapper Season into November
Keep Florida Fishing Press Release, November 1, 2016

NMMA Sends Letter to Congress on E15 Misfueling
National Marine Manufacturers Association Press Release, October 21, 2016

New Report Urges Modernization in Federal Fisheries Management
ASA Press Release, October 19, 2016

New NOAA Fisheries Guidelines Should Improve Federal Marine Fisheries Management
ASA Press Release, October 13, 2016

2016 Sportfishing Summit Brings Recreational Fishing Industry Leaders Together
ASA Press Release, October 11, 2016

American Sportfishing Association Contributes $10,000 to Support Florida Bay Stewardship Fund
ASA Press Release, September 30, 2016

American Sportfishing Association and Keep Florida Fishing® Congratulate U.S. House of Representatives for Passing Water Resources Development Act
ASA Press Release, September 29, 2016

American Sportfishing Association, Keep Florida Fishing Applaud U.S. Senate’s Passage of Water Resources Development Act
ASA Press Release, September 16, 2016

Recreational Fishing Will Be Allowed in New England Marine Monument
ASA Press Release, September 15, 2016

Obama Announces a Vast Expansion of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument
ASA Press Release, August 26, 2016

Proposal to Eradicate California’s Bass Population Withdrawn
ASA Press Release, August 24, 2016

NOAA Fisheries Releases Fisheries Allocation Policy
ASA Press Release, August 2, 2016

Senators Nelson and Rubio Stand Up for Anglers and Boaters
ASA Press Release, June 29, 2016

House Natural Resource Committee Advances Solution for Gulf Red Snapper
ASA Press Release, June 16, 2016

Despite Strong Public Opposition, Our Florida Reefs Proceeds with Recommendations to Close 20-30 Percent of SE Florida’s Coral Reef Tract
Keep Florida Fishing Press Release, June 8, 2016

Despite Strong Public Opposition, Our Florida Reefs Proceeds with Recommendations to Close 20-30 Percent of SE Florida’s Coral Reef Tract
Keep Florida Fishing Press Release, June 8, 2016

Keep Florida Fishing, Industry Leaders Oppose Our Florida Reefs’ Recommendations to Close 20-30 Percent of SE Florida Coral Reef Tract
Keep Florida Fishing Press Release, June 1, 2016

Recreational Fishing Industry Brings Policy Priorities to Capitol Hill
ASA Press Release, May 13, 2016

Senators Recognize Saltwater Recreational Fishing’s Economic and Social Impact
ASA Press Release, April 25, 2016

Senate Passes Sportsmen’s Act Provisions as part of Energy Reform Bill
ASA Press Release, April 21, 2016

Recognizing 40 Years of the Legislation That Established U.S. Fishing Boundaries
ASA Press Release, April 20, 2016

Cassidy-Rubio Bill Will Safeguard State Fisheries Management Authority
ASA Press Release, April 19, 2016

Energy, Business and Conservation Leaders Call for $1.3 Billion Annual Investment for States
ASA Press Release, March 9, 2016

Sportsmen’s Act Approved By the U.S. House of Representatives
ASA Press Release, February 26, 2016

ASA Asks Candidates, “Where do you stand on Bristol Bay?”
ASA Press Release, February 25, 2016

Sportfishing Industry Encourages Long-Term Solutions for Everglades Restoration
ASA Press Release, February 18, 2016

Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Advances to Senate Floor
ASA Press Release, January 20, 2016

Gulf Anglers Meet to Set Future Course on Red Snapper Management
ASA Press Release, January 19, 2016

Alabama Sen. Shelby Takes Action to Address Gulf Red Snapper Fishery Mismanagement
ASA Press Release, Dec. 16, 2015

Sportfishing Industry Lists 2015 Top Recreational Fishing Advocacy Accomplishments
ASA Press Release, Dec. 15, 2015

Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts
ASA Press Release, Dec. 3, 2015

Bill Benefiting Recreational Fishing Clears House Natural Resources Committee
ASA Press Release, October 8, 2015

Recruiting and Retaining Anglers Presents Many Opportunities to Grow the Sport
ASA Press Release,September 2, 2015

Final Management Plan Released for Everglades National Park
ASA Press Release, September 1, 2015

Open Letter to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
ASA Press Release, August 13, 2015

Congressional Hearing Explores Impacts of Biscayne National Park Fishing Closure
ASA Press Release, August 3, 2015

Legislation Introduced to Preserve Fishing Access in Biscayne National Park
ASA Press Release, July 30, 2015

Alabama’s Sen. Shelby Takes Action to Address Mismanagement of Gulf Red Snapper Fishery
ASA Press Release, June 16, 2015

Public Locked Out of Biscayne National Park
ASA Press Release, June 5, 2015

Recreational Saltwater Fishing Coalition Lauds House Legislation
ASA Press Release, June 2, 2015

A New Report Demonstrates that Banning Traditional Fishing Tackle in California Will Cause Significant Economic Harm
ASA Press Release, May 22, 2015

New Report Demonstrates Potential Economic Gains from Reallocations
ASA Press Release, May 12, 2015

Legislation Advances to Benefit Saltwater Recreational Fishing
ASA Press Release, May 1, 2015

California Fishing License Legislation Passes First Committee
CSL Press Release, April 28, 2015

Kid Casters Teams Up with KeepAmericaFishing
KeepAmericaFishing, April 23, 2015

Sportfishing Industry Leaders Elevate Legislative Priorities for Congress
ASA Press Release, April 22, 2015

Gulf States Unveil Solution to Red Snapper Management
ASA Press Release, March 13, 2015

NOAA Unveils the First National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy
ASA Press Release, February 12, 2015

Join Kevin VanDam and Pledge to Pitch It!
KeepAmericaFishing, January 29, 2015

The State of Recreational Fishing Advocacy for 2015
ASA Press Release, January 29, 2015

When It Comes to Understanding Fishing’s Customers, the Answers are Close to Home
ASA Press Release, January 7, 2015

Sportfishing Industry Lists 2014 Top Recreational Fishing Advocacy Accomplishments
ASA Press Release, December 16, 2014

Legislation Seeks to Restore Reasonable Public Access on Cape Hatteras
ASA Press Release, December 15, 2014

Congressional Leaders Step Up to Protect Traditional Fishing Tackle
ASA Press Release, December 10, 2014

States Take Positive Action to Conserve Atlantic Striped Bass Fishery
ASA Press Release, October 31, 2014

Sportfishing Industry Strongly Opposes Gulf Red Snapper Sector Separation
ASA Press Release, October 29, 2014

The White House Agrees, Fishermen are Part of the Solution not the Problem
ASA Press Release, September 25, 2014

ASA Vice President Gordon Robertson Inducted into AFS Hall of Excellence
ASA Press Release, August 17, 2014

Landmark Vision for Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management Unveiled by Policy and Industry Experts
ASA Press Release, February 13, 2014