The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is the sportfishing industry's trade association, committed to looking out for the interests of the entire sportfishing community. ASA works on a number of conservation and access issues and has played a key role in fighting the MLPA closures in California. ASA provides the industry with a unified voice speaking out when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself. The organization invests in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous as well as safeguard and promote the enduring economic and conservation values of sportfishing in America. ASA also represents the interests of America's 60 million anglers who generate more than $45 billion in retail sales with a $125 billion impact on the nation's economy creating employment for over one million people. For more information, visit www.asafishing.org.