On the latest episode of the American Sportfishing Association’s podcast, Mike Lum, Fundraising Coordinator for Captain Rollo’s Kids at Sea program, highlights his work organizing youth fishing trips and how the trips are designed to connect youth with no prior fishing experience to the sport. Lum shares stories of the life-changing power of fishing and explains how the program fosters the next generation of anglers. Lum and Leonard also discuss how a bill recently introduced in Congress, the Youth Coastal Fishing Program Act, would ensure that more programs like Captain Rollo’s Kids at Sea receive federal funding.
The episode may be found here.
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.