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Georgia HB 1172 Threatens Access to State’s Waters for Fishing 

A new bill threatens Georgians’ access to navigable streams statewide. HB 1172 would make it unclear where and how the public can fish, hunt, or traverse through streams. If passed, it could create barriers to public access and cause confusion over where you can and can’t fish.

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New Rules for Whale Protection Could Affect East North Carolina Charters

Increased regulations designed to save endangered North Atlantic Right Whales from being hit by boats could have a huge impact on charter businesses here in Eastern North Carolina. Members of the NC Congressional Delegation are coming out against the new regulations.

Eastern Carolina’s congressional delegation joined other East Coast delegates in writing a letter opposing the amendments.Read More

ASA Attends 2024 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa

Last week, ASA joined professional anglers in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the 2024 Bassmaster Classic. In addition to the tournament, we met with members to discuss pressing conservation issues, experience the newest products, and engage with the sportfishing community on the future of our industry. 

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Utah Policy:Maloy, Peltola, Curtis, Moore, Fulcher, Lee, Costa Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Clean up Abandoned Hardrock Mines

Representative John Garamendi:House Committee Passes Garamendi Bill to Remove Abandoned and Derelict Vessels

Fishing Tackle Retailer:RBFF Awards 2024 State R3 Program Grants

The Islander NewsFL’s Coral Reef Restoration Effort to Get $9.5 Million

National Geographic: Fish Along the Florida Keys are Spinning in Circles Until They Die—and No One Knows Why 

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