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Conservation Seminar Series

Join ASA’s Government Affairs team and our partners in conservation!

This series of webinars walks through the various conservation priorities that ASA is working on for the sake of the recreational fishing industry and community. Videos will be offered throughout the week and will remain online for on-demand viewing.


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Protecting 30% of the Earth by 2030

Monday, July 13 | 1:00 PM EDT

With the backing of much of the scientific and environmental community, the United Nations recently proposed protecting 30% percent of the Earth’s ocean and land by 2030 (known as “30 by 30”).

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The Modern Fish Act: What Progress Has Been Made 1.5 Years After Enactment?

Monday, July 13 | 3:00 PM EDT

Signed into law in January, 2019, the Modern Fish Act was the first-ever bill passed by Congress that focused entirely on addressing the needs of the saltwater recreational fishing community.

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The Coexistence of Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy

Tuesday, July 14 | 10:00 AM EDT

Offshore wind energy development has become a focal point as the U.S. tries to find renewable energy solutions to meet an increased energy demand and address concerns about climate change.

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Election 2020 – How the Balance of Power in Washington May Shift

Tuesday, July 14 | 11:00 AM EDT

Political prognosticating will be particularly tricky in the months to come given the volatile dynamics moving the economy and public opinion right now in America.

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Aquatic Invasive Species

Wednesday, July 15 | 10:00 AM EDT

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) represent one of the largest threats to fisheries throughout the country. Ranging from fish (e.g., Asian Carp) to invertebrates (e.g., Quagga Mussels) to vegetation (e.g., Starry Stonewort, Milfoil), there is no shortage of AIS…

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Creating Coastal Habitat and Post-COVID Jobs

Wednesday, July 15 | 11:00 AM EDT

Perhaps the most urgent work for Congress right now is contemplating a host of bills to help create jobs and spur economic growth as the nation contends with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CSF and Sportsmen’s Caucuses

Wednesday, July 15 | 1:00 PM EDT

From Congress, to state legislatures, to governor’s offices, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation works directly with policy makers to coalesce and amplify the voice of anglers and the sportfishing industry…

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Building a Better Model for Menhaden Management

Thursday, July 16 | 11:00 AM EDT

A broad coalition of angling and boating groups and conservation organizations is working to advance and implement more science- and conservation-based management of Atlantic menhaden…

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The Other Red Snapper

Friday, July 17 | 11:00 AM EDT

While red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico have received a lot of attention over the last several years, an even greater management challenge exists for red snapper in the South Atlantic.

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Rebuilding the Iconic Atlantic Striped Bass Fishery

Friday, July 17 | 1:00 PM EDT

Atlantic striped bass is one of the most popular recreational fisheries along the Atlantic coast. Recently, the striped bass population has been declining and managers have restricted harvest to begin rebuilding this important fishery.

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