Please select your home edition
Edition
Allen Brothers

Recreational fishing industry launches its first online auction

by American Sportfishing Association 9 Sep 06:05 PDT

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is excited to announce its inaugural online auction to support Keep America Fishing.

Keep America Fishing is the association's grassroots advocacy program that gives our nation's 55 million anglers a way to let their voices be heard when fisheries policy and management decisions will impact recreational fishing.

"Keep America Fishing plays a critical role in connecting anglers with their local and national leaders to help ensure we have clean water, abundant fisheries and access to both," said ASA President Glenn Hughes. "The website and the email campaigns promote the efforts of ASA's Government Affairs team who work so diligently to support the industry, its anglers and conservation."

The inaugural online auction opens at noon, ET, on Thursday, September 16, and ends at 8:00 p.m., ET, on Sunday, September 19. The auction will "go live" at noon with links available on the ASA, ICAST and Keep America Fishing websites.

Access is also available through ASA's social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn; ICAST social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; and Keep America Fishing's social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Auction items are available for preview.

The Keep America Fishing online fundraiser is the only auction featuring ICAST 2021 New Product Showcase "Best of Category" winning products as well as dozens of fishing-related tackle, gear and accessories that were featured in the New Product Showcase - many of them not available elsewhere.

By far, the New Product Showcase is the most highly anticipated event at ICAST, the industry's annual trade show which is produced by ASA. Each year, participating companies display their latest and greatest products which are reviewed and voted on by the thousands of retailers and media in attendance. The best products in each category are awarded the prestigious "Best in Category" award with one of the winners being selected as "Best of Show."

"The response from the ICAST exhibitors to this first-ever online auction has been tremendous," said Hughes. "Our member exhibitors have shown their support for Keep America Fishing by coming together around this event. We are grateful for our members' generosity for filling this auction with amazing items, and we are happy to share them with the fishing public."

"It's very exciting to see more than 100 items up for bid to support Keep America Fishing," said Trade Show and Membership Vice President Blake Swango. "There are items in this auction that are not available anywhere with the bragging rights going to the lucky bidder."

Learn more about the event. Bidding starts at noon on Thursday, September 16, ET, and ends Sunday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m., ET.

Related Articles

U.S. House to facilitate artificial reef creation
Navy would be encouraged to explore opportunities to convert retired vessels into reefs Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure that will provide opportunities for retired Navy ships to be considered for artificial reefs. Posted on 25 Sep
Drift Gillnet Modernization Legislation approved
Sportfishing industry resumes work to phase out destructive gear in California Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved by unanimous consent the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, which aims to align state and federal policy to support the modernization of California's swordfish fishery. Posted on 16 Sep
Bipartisan Bill for outdoor recreation economy
Fisheries conservation, access and jobs will benefit from substantial federal investments After weeks of intense negotiations, a bipartisan group of U. S. Senators recently announced agreement with the White House on a "traditional" infrastructure package. Posted on 3 Aug
Reauthorizing nation's primary fishing law
The recreational fishing community commends Reps. Huffman and Case for their thorough approach Yesterday, Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Ed Case (D-Hawaii) introduced the Sustaining America's Fisheries for the Future Act to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), America's primary law governing marine fisheries. Posted on 29 Jul
Recreational fishing community lead effort
To promote conservation through use of descending devices 2,600 anglers who recently participated in the ASA FishSmart South Atlantic Red Snapper and Red Drum Conservation Effort programs reported taking action to increase fish survival rates through the use of descending devices for red snapper Posted on 7 Jul
ASA announces Board of Directors for 2022
Industry leaders bring a wide-range of talent and experience Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected or re-elected to fill two At-Large seats and two regional seats on the board of directors. Their three-year terms begin October 1, 2021. Posted on 2 Jul
Recreational fishing industry reconnects at ICAST
ICAST is the world's largest venue for launching new fishing products and setting industry trends With Orlando, Fla. as the backdrop, the 64th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, will be in-person and onsite this July 20 - 23, in the North Building of the Orange County Convention Center. Posted on 29 Jun
Senate Commerce Committee approves important bills
Sportfishing industry priorities advance as infrastructure debate continues The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee held an executive session that included consideration and passage of several bills supported by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). Posted on 17 Jun
ASA appoints new Inland Fisheries Policy Manager
Connor Bevan has joined ASA's Government Affairs staff The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Connor Bevan has joined ASA's Government Affairs staff as the new Inland Fisheries Policy Manger. Posted on 27 May
Maritimo 2021 - M60 - FOOTER11th Hour Racing 2021 - OCT15 - FOOTERSea Sure 2021 - Transom Fittings - FOOTER