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Weekly Policy Watch Updates From The ASA

ASA America’s Outdoor Recreation Act Toolkit

Federal lands play an important role in providing opportunities for recreational fishing. However, management of those lands and how we access them are in need of modernization. That’s why new legislation like the America’s Outdoor Recreation Act is so important. Check out ASA’s Toolkit on the America’s Outdoor Recreation Act and share this information today!
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Time is Running Out: Support ASA’s Congressional Efforts Today

Now that Congress is back from their annual summer recess, our Government Affairs team is using the final few months of the year to encourage policymakers to support key issues that promote the health of our industry. We need your help accomplishing our goals. Check out our latest Sportfishing Advocate blog post to learn more about how you can support sportfishing policies on Capitol Hill this year. Learn More

ASA’s Martha Guyas to Serve on NOAA Advisory Committee

Last week, NOAA announced the selection of 20 individuals to serve on its inaugural Marine and Coastal Area-based Management Advisory Committee. Among the 20 individuals was ASA Southeast Fisheries Policy Director Martha Guyas. The Committee will advise NOAA on science-based approaches to area protection, conservation, and restoration and management of coastal, Great Lakes and marine locations. Congrats, Martha! Learn More

Fishing Industry Leaders Oppose the WATER for California Act

Last Friday, 156 fishing industry leaders, including dozens of ASA members,  wrote a letter to congressional leadership in opposition to the WATER for California Act (H.R. 215). The bill could decimate Central California salmon runs and the thousands of jobs that the salmon runs support. ASA partnered with the Golden State Salmon Association the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations in gathering sign-ons for the letter. Learn More


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.

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