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American Sportfishing Association  Launches FishSmart Tackle - The American Sportfishing Association launched the FishSmart Tackle Program designed to engage the sportfishing industry, calling it “the next phase of the sportfishing industry's commitment to conservation.” Read press release



*  2013 FishSmart Mid Atlantic/New England , March 13-14, 2013


*  2012 FishSmart Pacific , May 8-9, 2012


*   2012 FishSmart Gulf of Mexico & South Atlantic , NEW! Workshop Report


*  2011 National Workshop on Deepwater Release


FishSmart is a program driven by the sportfishing community for the sportfishing community. Whether you are an angler, a business, or a conservation organization, FishSmart will help you improve the sport of fishing for the future. Working with fisheries management bodies at the state and federal level, FishSmart focuses on three main areas: 


·      Communicating to Anglers - the benefits of improving the survival of released fish and implementing best practices.


·      Research - identifying needed research to help improve the survival of released fish.


·      Partnerships - building strong connections between the recreational fishing community, fisheries management bodies, and conservation organizations to work toward sustainable sport fishing opportunities.


FishSmart - it's up to you!