The Big Business of Fishing

Recreational fishing generates $148 billion in the U.S. In the latest Anglers Journal Podcast, Charlie Levine talks with Glenn Hughes, president of the American Sportfishing Association, about the work that goes on behind the scenes to protect our fisheries, support the industry and get more folks out on the water.

For the last 90 years, the American Sportfishing Association has worked behind the scenes to protect tackle manufacturers, retailers and a range of stakeholders who rely on the business side of fishing to feed their families. In this episode, Glenn Hughes, president of ASA, drops by to discuss fishing participation, important legislation and the various fisheries issues they’re working on to keep our waters open and stocked with fish. Learn more about ASA at

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