American Sportfishing Association

Industry - Alexandria, Virginia
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As the nation’s recreational fishing trade association, ASA supports the interests of hundreds of businesses, agencies and organizations and is the champion for the sportfishing industry. ASA’s members include sportfishing and boating manufacturers and their representatives, allied manufacturers, independent and chain outdoor retail stores, state fish and wildlife agencies, conservation organizations, federal land and water management agencies, angler advocacy groups, outdoor media groups and journalists. ASA is also in the forefront of advocating for access to recreational fishing. ASA gives America’s 46 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. ASA also has a Florida-based advocacy program – Keep Florida Fishing® – to help ensure that anglers in the nation’s number one state for recreational fishing have clean waters and abundant fisheries with access to both. ASA’s conservation and habitat restoration arm, the FishAmerica Foundation, provides funding for community-based fisheries conservation and habitat restoration that help to keep the nation’s fisheries and waterways healthy and accessible for recreational fishing. READ MORE

Highlights

  • FishAmerica Foundation Improvement Grant: Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) for the Lady Philomena Artificial Reef along coastal Volusia County, Fla.

  • FishAmerica Foundation Improvement Grant: Loon Lake Island Shoreline and Shallow Water Restoration efforts

  • FishAmerica Foundation Improvement Grant: The Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy in Fremont, Ind - funding to the Kasota Island Stabilization efforts