Five Legislative Priorities for the Sportfishing Industry

While ASA accomplished a lot in the last Congress, we still have many priorities ahead to advance fisheries conservation, preserve fishing access and promote sound trade and commerce policy. Join ASA Vice President Mike Leonard for five of ASA’s top legislative priorities in 2023.

Want to dive deeper into the issues? Check out our blog, The Sportfishing Advocate, and learn about additional policy goals ASA has in 2023 as well as our past accomplishments from 2022.


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.