The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has announced its inaugural online auction to support Keep America Fishing, the association’s grassroots advocacy program that gives the 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 online auction opens at noon ET on Thursday, Sept. 16, and ends at 8 P.M. on Sunday, Sept. 19. The auction will “go live” at noon with links available on the ASA, ICAST and Keep America Fishing websites.
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.
“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.”