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Senate Unanimously Advances Bipartisan Conservation Bill

The sportfishing industry applauds the passage of the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Reauthorization Act (S. 3791) by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The bipartisan legislation received unanimous approval and includes ASA priorities to bolster fish habitat protections and improve access to fishing.

“We’d like to thank Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Capito, and the rest of the Committee for realizing the benefits these programs have for anglers and businesses that rely on intact fish habitat and clean water,” said Mike Leonard, Vice President of Government Affairs at ASA.

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ASA Advocates for a Full Stock Assessment of California Quillback Rockfish in 2025

California quillback rockfish took center stage during the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) meeting in Fresno, California. ASA’s Pacific Fisheries Policy Director, Larry Phillips, joined other members of the recreational fishing industry and the Council to discuss the future management of this important sport fish species.

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Kentucky SB3 Threatens Fish and Wildlife Conservation Funding

Kentucky’s fisheries attract anglers from across the country. Funded by anglers and sportsmen, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) manages these fisheries, keeping fishing opportunities abundant across the Bluegrass State.

SB3 poses a serious risk to the future of the KDFWR by attaching the KDFWR to the Department of Agriculture, enabling the Commissioner of Agriculture to fill the seats of the KDFWR Commission and opening the department up to political interests.

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ORR:Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Welcomes Bipartisan Support for Outdoor Recreation in Senate’s Economic Development Reauthorization Act of 2024


Huron County View:Senators Stabenow and Peters Introduce Legislation to Extend Great Lakes Protections


Fishing Wire:CCA California Set To Honor Marc Gorelnik With The 2024 Anthony Hsieh Conservation Award


Trout Unlimited:Klamath Fish Reintroduction Effort Receives Additional Capacity

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