Just like tens of millions of anglers, the sportfishing industry readily recognizes fishing as a dividend of our strong commitment to conservation and an important part of the American way of life. ASA gives the industry a unified role and national impact on conservation and fishing participation through its conservation and angler education foundations.
The FishAmerica Foundation - Keeping Our Fish and Waters Healthy
The FishAmerica Foundation currently provides more than $1 million in grants each year for fisheries conservation and research across the country, empowering citizen conservationists in their own communities. Over the years, the foundation has provided more than $9 million for more than 900 grassroots conservation projects.
Advocating to Keep America Fishing
ASA also maintains www.keepamericafishing.org, a Web site dedicated to access issues across the nation. ASA members, anglers and the general public can easily find information about pending legislation and other actions that could impede access to their favorite fishing and destination spots.