Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation

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Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation, also known as Bass for Salt or BASC,[1] is an advocacy group and internet activism tool that was launched by the Yamaha Motor Company [2] and the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society[3] on June 1, 2015.[4] The organization primarily functions as a website, found at BassforSalt.com, and Online community for recreational anglers who want to be involved in fisheries policy.[5] Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation provides recreational anglers with pre-written letters and talking points for contacting the United States Congress and other federal and state legislators about issues that affect recreational anglers.[6][7] The group works in partnership with many prominent boating, sport fishing, and conservation organizations such as the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation,[8] the Coastal Conservation Association,[9][10] and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.[11] They also work with industry trade associations such as the National Marine Manufacturers Association[12] and the American Sportfishing Association.[13] On their website, the organization lists access, conservation, economics, and safety as their top issues.[14]

Yamaha marked the co-launch of the organization and website a success, claiming 6,000 anglers used the group's online advocacy system to contact Congress within the first month.[4] Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation have marketed themselves, in part, by using wrap advertising on large saltwater boats.[15][16]

In partnership with Yamaha, Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation launched an Ethical code for recreational anglers in September 2016.[17][18][19][20] In 2016, the National Professional Anglers Association claimed that the 2016 version of the Water Resources Development Act was passed out of the United States House of Representatives "in large part" because of letters sent through Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation's website.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The National Professional Anglers Association Endorses Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation" (PDF). National Professional Anglers Association. July 7, 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Recreational Fishing Advocacy". yamahaoutboards.com. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  3. ^ "B.A.S.S. announces official launch of Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation". bassmaster.com. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  4. ^ a b Landry, Chris (July 27, 2015). "Yamaha pitches and anglers respond". Active Interest Media. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  5. ^ Lund, Ted (August 1, 2015). "Yamaha Aims to Unite Anglers". Be First Media Group. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  6. ^ "NMMA Encourages Angling Advocacy Through Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation". nmma.org. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  7. ^ "The National Professional Anglers Association Endorses Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation". NPAA News. Fishexplorer.com. July 7, 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  8. ^ "CCA welcomes bass anglers for saltwater conservation". joincca.org. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  9. ^ "CSF Endorses Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation". Sportsmenslink.org. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  10. ^ "Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation Launches Online Activist Tool". Salmon University. June 29, 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Media Center: Press Release Share Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation Provides Easy Online Advocacy Tool". trcp.org. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  12. ^ National Marine Manufacturers Association (June 18, 2015). "NMMA announces support for Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation". Boating Industry. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  13. ^ Wheaton, Neal (June 29, 2015). "Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation Announces New Online Advocacy System". Business Wire. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  14. ^ "The Issues". Bassforsalt.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  15. ^ Ceisner, Todd (October 18, 2016). "Call Of The Sea Has Always Appealed To Kriet". InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  16. ^ Tharp, Randall. "My saltwater addiction". bassmaster.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  17. ^ Bass for Salt Team, Austin. "A Code of Ethics All Anglers Should Support". bassforsalt.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  18. ^ Landers, Rick. "'Angler Code of Ethics' wins support of pros". spokesman.com. The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  19. ^ "Yamaha Marine Group Endorses Code of Ethics for Yamaha's Pro Fishing Teams". yamahaoutboards.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Yamaha Marine Group endorses code of ethics for Yamaha's pro fishing teams". Boating Industry. September 27, 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Your Efforts Once Again Make A Difference!". npaa.net. Retrieved 30 November 2016.