Tag: american sportfishing association

John Rutherford, Stephanie Murphy Champion Red Snapper Act

Last week, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., introduced the “Red Snapper Act,” with more than a dozen co-sponsors being led by retiring U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. The bill “would prevent the National Oceanic and...

Keep Florida Fishing: Outdoor Recreation Economy Adds $41.9 Billion to Florida’s GDP

On Wednesday, Keep Florida Fishing (KFF) weighed in on a new federal report showing the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry. KFF is an advocacy arm of the American Sportfishing Association with the goal...
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Florida Delegation Rallies Behind the Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act

This week, members of the Florida delegation rallied behind the “Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act,” a bill “which would create fairness in federal excise taxes by equalizing the tax rates for portable, electronically-aerated bait...
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Industry Experts Predict Everglades Funding Will Boost Florida’s Fishing Tourism

At the start of the current legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis outlined his plan for Everglades restoration and water projects, calling for $625 million to back then. Now midway through the session, the governor will get his request and possibly more.
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Florida Delegation Wants Commerce Department to Quickly Distribute Stimulus Funds for Fishing Industry

As part of the stimulus package, $300 million was included to help fisheries and Florida’s two senators--Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--and 25 of the state’s 27 members of the U.S. House sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross on the matter on Wednesday.
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Ron DeSantis Designates July as Keep Florida Fishing Month

The governor also showcased the economic benefits Florida gains through fishing.
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Brian Mast Champions the Forage Fish Conservation Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., waded into fishing issues, calling to protect fisheries and “promote responsible management of forage fish.”