Glenn Hughes, a veteran boating and fishing journalist, now heads industry relations for the American Sportfishing Association. The ASA has worked to unite the industry and advocate for fishing during the past 80 years.
Keeping waterways clean and open to boaters is an important goal of the recreational marine industry. Individually and as members of trade organizations, marine businesses push for the enactment of fair rules and regulations governing use of the nation's rivers, lakes, streams and ocean waters.
The American Sportfishing Association is angry about a last-minute order by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under President Obama that seeks to phase out lead fishing tackle on public lands during the next five years.
Several regional and national recreational fishing organizations submitted comments to NOAA Fisheries opposing the listing of Pacific bluefin tuna as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
The U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive maritime infrastructure bill during the weekend that drew a mixed reaction from the recreational fishing industry.
The saltwater recreational angler advocacy group Center for Coastal Conservation said it changed its name to the Center for Sportfishing Policy.
In its efforts to create safer waterways, the National Safe Boating Council is seeking industry support on Tuesday for #GivingTuesday.
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and the Aquatic Resources Education Association released guidelines for recruiting, retaining and reactivating anglers.
Rod and Bob Johnstone independently arrived at the same conclusion 39 years ago before launching the perennially popular J/24: The wave of baby boomers who were having so much fun sailing Hobie, Sunfish and other beach boats were marrying and having children and were primed for owning a performance family keelboat.
In the weeks leading up to the November election, boating and fishing advocates were quietly working with transition teams of the Clinton and Trump campaigns to ensure that saltwater fishing isn’t overlooked as interest groups clamor for a spot at the table.
Sea Tow Services International honored members of its national network Thursday at the company’s awards luncheon.