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KeepAmericaFishing™ is leading the fight to preserve your right to sustainably fish on our nation’s waterways. As the voice of the American angler, KeepAmericaFishing works to keep our public resources – our oceans, lakes, rivers and streams – open, clean and abundant with fish.


Across the country, preventing or limiting recreational anglers’ access to public waters and fisheries is being touted as a new way to manage fish populations. This unprecedented shift undermines the achievements of proven fisheries management methods that focus on conservation and promote sustainable fishing. As a result, the past 10 years have seen a dramatic increase in bans on recreational fishing from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Texas to Minnesota.


In an effort to combat access restrictions around the country, the American Sportfishing Association launched KeepAmericaFishing to unite the nation’s 60 million anglers under one voice. Through policy, science and conservation, KeepAmericaFishing works to minimize access restrictions, promote clean waters and restore fish populations. With its conservation partners, KeepAmericaFishing works to limit and provide for review and revision science-based closures to areas in which they are clearly beneficial to the health of the fishery.


To accomplish our mission on behalf of fisheries and anglers, Keep America Fishing works with a variety of decision makers in the following agencies: Council for Environmental Quality, Department of Commerce/NOAA, All State Departments of Fish and Game or Wildlife, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service.


At KeepAmericaFishing, we are working to give voice to the millions of American recreational anglers who share one thing in common – a passion for fishing.


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