Tag Archives: American Sportfishing Association

Weekly 5: Sportsmen’s Act passed by U.S. House

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Monday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Sportsmen's Act passed by U.S. House The Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act passed the U.S. House Saturday in what several industry groups say is a victory ...

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Industry leaders brief Congress on state of the boating industry

Members of the Congressional Boating Caucus and their staff gathered this week for a briefing on the state of the nation’s recreational boating and fishing industries presented by several industry leaders. Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, opened the meetings, which took place in both the House and Senate, with his annual overview of the boating industry; ...

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NMMA acquires American Sportfishing Association’s consumer shows

CHICAGO – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today that NMMA has acquired the rights to ASA’s four consumer shows: the Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo, the Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow, the World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition and the Saltwater Fishing Expo. “The ASA shows will make an outstanding addition to our lineup ...

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Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

Much has been made of the pending reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which manages commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries in the United States. It’s a contentious bill that, recreational marine interests suggest, is too heavily weighted toward the commercial fishing industry while giving short shrift to the nation’s recreational fishing and boating interests. Similarly, much ...

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