State of Advocacy

When you think of “State of the Industry,” you immediately think of a Visioning Statement or even a comprehensive plan. For the fishing industry, the Center for Coastal Conservation (CCC), in collaboration with other marine industry partners, recently published A Vision for Marine Fisheries Management in the 21st Century: Priorities for a New

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Recreational Fishing Goes Hand in Hand with Conservation

On August 26, President Obama announced a major expansion of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands National Marine Monument, otherwise known as “Papahãnaumokuãkea,” to the maximum 200-mile limit allowed by the US Exclusive Economic Zone. It previously was limited to a 50-mile protected area created by President George W. Bush in 2006. Both of these

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Supporting Two-Step Distribution

Big Rock Sports is proud to be one of 37 voting members of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), and also proud to serve on their Board of Directors. The NASGW works behind the scenes for the most part and is an unknown to most retailers, but provides a valuable service

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Is Inaction the Same as a “No” Vote?

By now, you have received my numerous emails from Big Rock Sports, as well as from the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and other organizations asking for your help in getting passage of the SHARE Act (HR2406) and the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S405) that is currently

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California Leads the Way (And Why That’s Not Good)

As we all have heard many times, trends, styles, new ideas, etc. start on our nation’s coasts and eventually work their way into the heartland of the country. Usually these new trends or ideas are welcomed, but not always. This happens to be the case with fishing and shooting sports legislation being discussed

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