Please select your home edition
Edition
Coast Guard Foundation LEADERBOARD 3

Politics of Fish - New podcast launched

by American Sportfishing Association 4 Feb 11:58 PST

As fun and relaxing as fishing is, fisheries policy is the opposite. However, the legislative and regulatory issues that we at the American Sportfishing Association work on have a huge impact on the public's ability to fish.

The Politics of Fish podcast will explore the people, organizations and issues that impact the sportfishing industry in an engaging and informative way. This new ASA initiative is designed to strengthen our voice and expand our reach. Released on a biweekly basis, each episode features an exclusive interview with a leader in the sportfishing community as we unpack critical recreational fishing policy issues.

The podcasts are free to the public and are available on all major podcast channels including Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Podbay.

Our first two episodes feature ASA President Glenn Hughes speaking about the association's future, and Pure Fishing President Dave Bulthuis speaking about his background and why he got involved in fisheries policy.

As the year unfolds, I look forward to expanding the podcast and sharing other ASA communications products related to recreational fishing and our policy goals. These new communications outlets will help keep our members up to date on the latest in sportfishing news and provide a platform for influencing policymakers and influencers about our industry.

I hope you enjoy future episodes and come away with a better understanding of the complicated but important world of fisheries policy!

Related Articles

Recreational Fishing World reconvenes at ICAST
The planet's largest sportfishing trade show Celebrating its 65th year the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades – better known as ICAST – heads to Orlando, Fla., and the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) from July 19-22 for the planet's largest sportfishing trade show. Posted on 12 May
Sportfishing leaders go to Washington
Members of the ASA meet for the annual spring government affairs meeting Last week, members of the American Sportfishing Association's Government Affairs committee traveled to Washington, D.C. for the annual spring government affairs meeting. Posted on 5 Apr
ASA appoints Pacific Fisheries Policy Director
Larry Phillips has over 20 years of experience working for the WDFW The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Larry Phillips has joined ASA as its Pacific Fisheries Policy Director. Posted on 24 Mar
ICAST - Get ahead of your competition
See the new-to-market innovations that your customers will be looking for You know the spot - that place where the fish are always biting, and a great catch is never far off. Posted on 12 Mar
ASA appoints appoints Public Affairs Manager
The role of the Public Affairs Manager directly supports the association's strategic priorities The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that John Chambers has joined ASA's Communications team as Public Affairs Manager. Posted on 19 Jan
ASA announces Southeast Fisheries Policy Director
Policy veteran Martha will focus on fisheries policy in Florida and throughout the Southeast Region ASA is pleased to announce that Martha Guyas, an expert in Florida's marine fisheries management and policy development, has joined ASA's Government Affairs team as Southeast Fisheries Policy Director. She is based in Tallahassee, Florida's state capitol. Posted on 7 Dec 2021
Sportfishing Industry Association appoints new VP
Mary Beth Long has joined the ASA staff as Vice President of Communications The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Mary Beth Long has joined the ASA staff as Vice President of Communications. Posted on 11 Nov 2021
BEA released economic data for 2020
Report showcases outdoor recreation economy's strength & resiliency during difficult year The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released economic data for 2020 on outdoor recreation's powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy today. Posted on 10 Nov 2021
Sportfishing benefits from Landmark House Bill
Bill reauthorizes the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and much more U.S. House of Representatives passed the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes $550 billion in infrastructure funding that supports some of ASA's top legislative priorities that address conservation and sportfishing. Posted on 9 Nov 2021
ASA partners with Wildlife Forever
The “Clean Drain Dry” initiative educates how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Wildlife Forever have entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to address the spread of aquatic invasive species. Posted on 26 Oct 2021
RS Sailing 2021 - FOOTERJ Composites 2020 - FOOTERVaikobi 2021 Boots - FOOTER