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Synonyms for sportfishing

the act of someone who fishes as a diversion

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Mistakes in past management were summarized to Congress by the Sportfishing Center's president Jeff Angers this way:
The PCS Sportfishing Festival will also include several important guest speakers from the world of saltwater fishing, including:
Today, FAF is the conservation arm of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), an organization of sportfishing manufacturers.
For the remaining 907 saltwater species, sportfishing accounted for 10 percent of landings.
Presented by the SCMA and Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine, the show will feature boats and accessories for every budget and lifestyle.
In addition, four regional associations have merged to form the Costa Rican Federation for Fishing Tourism, the first national sport-fishing federation representing the interests of its anglers and the sportfishing tourism industry.
Ocean-kayak sportfishing is a far cry from the late-night ESPN bass angler in a flat bottom boat.
The discovery bolsters suspicion that stocking lakes for sportfishing could be contributing to a global decline in amphibian populations.
Unfortunately, says the Coast Guard's Lieutenant Tim Pavilonis, tugs are governed by minimal safety standards, leaving them with less regulation than sportfishing charter boats.
As of result of our involvement in the North Central Coast, more than two-thirds of the Integrated Preferred Alternative approved by the Fish and Game Commission reflected Proposal 2XA, the conservation-oriented proposal submitted by recreational anglers and boaters," said Patty Doerr, Ocean Resource Policy director for the American Sportfishing Association and PSO member.
Fish and Wildlife Service and the American Sportfishing Association, sportfishing in 2003 contributed more than $9 billion to California's economy.
To move forward with the MLPA planning and implementation without the necessary resources to ensure a truly successful implementation and monitoring process places an unfair economic burden on the recreational fishing and boating industries and the local communities that depend on fishing and boating, and will also result in additional economic burdens for the state," said Patty Doerr, Ocean Resource Policy director for the American Sportfishing Association, a PSO member.
The MLPA is supposed to be a science-based initiative, and with the current budget crisis in California, that will no longer be the case," said Gordon Robertson, vice president of the American Sportfishing Association and a member of the PSO, a coalition of angling and boating groups.
Raftican, president of United Anglers of Southern California, a sportfishing advocacy group, likes what he sees at Platform Gail and doesn't want to see it disturbed anytime soon.
Hamlin, a veteran sportfishing captain, was recently named the top-tagging captain in the Pacific by the Billfish Foundation for an unprecedented 10th year in a row.