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Honoring Our Past – Embracing Our Future
Join ASA in celebrating 90 years of advocating for the sportfishing industry’s business interests. During this session, ASA President Glenn Hughes and Communications VP Mary Beth Long provide an overview of the successes that helped the industry get to where it is today and outline a bolder vision that will lead us into the future.
An Overview of Government Affairs Government Affairs Vice President Mike Leonard and the GA team address the current challenges and progress in fisheries policy that directly impact our industry and recreational fishing.
Future Forward – Making A Difference
During this armchair discussion, four industry leaders from AFTCO, RBFF, Simms and Yamaha share what they are doing to impact recreational fishing’s future through conservation and sustainability efforts, community engagement and increasing participation.
The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is the sportfishing industry’s trade association committed to representing the interests of the sportfishing and boating industries as well as the entire sportfishing community. We give the industry and anglers a unified voice when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself. ASA invests in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous, as well as safeguard and promote the enduring economic, conservation and social values of sportfishing in America. ASA also gives America’s 55 million anglers a voice in policy decisions that affect their ability to sustainably fish on our nation’s waterways through Keep America Fishing, our national angler advocacy campaign. America’s anglers generate nearly $50 billion in retail sales with a $125 billion impact on the nation’s economy creating employment for 800,000 people.