With the new Congress underway and fishery managers returning to the office in the new year, the American Sportfishing Association looks forward to continuing its advocacy for sensible policies that allow anglers to keep fishing and fish populations to remain vital. To educate the public on the policies being undertaken, ASA has published two new entries on their Sportfishing Advocate blog outlining policy victories from 2022 and goals in 2023.
In 2022, ASA succeeded on both the national and local levels, achieving victories on policies that will allow anglers to keep fishing and fish populations to thrive. In 2023, ASA looks forward to working with Congress and federal and state agencies on measures that will strengthen our industry and allow the sportfishing community to thrive. The blog can be found here while the links to the individual entries are above.
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.