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Sportfishing Industry Association to Host 59th Annual Event

15 Feb, 2017


The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show, will turn 59 this year.

ICAST 2017 will be the 59th year that the sportfishing industry’s trade association has produced the show. Next year, the show will be held July 11-14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This year, more than 14,000 people from 80 countries attended the show. ICAST is a cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive sales and expand the sport throughout the year.

”The trade show director is obviously a critical role for the association and its members,” said ASA Industry Relations Vice President Glenn Hughes.

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is the sportfishing industry’s trade association committed to representing the interests of the sportfishing and boating industries as well as the entire sportfishing community. We give the industry and anglers a unified voice when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself. ASA invests in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous, as well as safeguard and promote the enduring economic, conservation and social values of sportfishing in America. ASA also gives America’s 46 million anglers a voice in policy decisions that affect their ability to sustainably fish on our nation’s waterways through Keep America Fishing®, our national angler advocacy campaign. America’s anglers generate more than $48 billion in retail sales with a $115 billion impact on the nation’s economy creating employment for more than 828,000 people.

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