Weekly Policy Watch Updates From The ASA

Your weekly look at how ASA’s government affairs team is hard at work supporting sound fisheries policies throughout the country.

ACE Reauthorization Gets Hearing in U.S. House of Representatives

On Tuesday, July 9, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries will hear testimony on the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Reauthorization Act. The ACE Reauthorization Act is a priority legislation for ASA and the sportfishing industry and includes multiple provisions that will improve habitat and access for recreational anglers. Click the link below to watch the hearing live at 2:00 PM ET.

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ASA Hosts Second Sustainability Toolkit Webinar

On June 25, we were joined again by Rick Crawford of Emerger Strategies for the second in a series of webinars to provide insights on sustainable business operations and answer questions about ASA’s Sustainability Toolkit. Rick walked through why and how any company can easily perform a sustainability assessment. Click below to watch the recording.

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ASA President Joins Tackle Talk Podcast

Glenn Hughes, President of the American Sportfishing Association, joined host Andrew Hayes on the Tackle Talk Podcast last week to talk about the state of the sportfishing industry, policy issues affecting fishing opportunities around the country, and a sneak peek at ICAST 2024. Click below to listen.

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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.