American Sportfishing Association president to retire

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia —The executive leader of a national advocacy group for recreational anglers announced he will be retiring from his post in March 2018.

American Sportfishing Association President and CEO Mark Nussman will officially complete his long-run as the group’s executive leader on March 31, 2018. Nussman was selected as ASA’s president and CEO in 2001, about nine years after he joined the organization.

He officially joined the angling organization in December 1992 as its vice president of government affairs. Nussman was actively involved in several pieces of fishing-themes legislation, such as the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act and creation of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.

Among ASA’s most recent accomplishments under Nussman entailed a cooperative effort among anglers, fishing industry leaders and government officials in reducing the mortality of thousands of red snapper and other reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic.

Glenn Hughes was reportedly hired as Nussman’s successor.

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