Posted on: Jun 17, 2024

The Professional Outdoor Media Association is holding its second POMA Meet-Up, hosted by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) at ICAST 2024 in Orlando. POMA Board Member Gabriella Hoffman and Executive Director Rob Sexton will welcome our hosts from ASA and two additional guest speakers.

POMA Members who attend will hear an exclusive briefing with industry leaders to discuss the economic impact of recreational fishing and the conservation benefits the sport provides. The briefing will provide an intimate opportunity to ask questions and take a deeper look at how the sportfishing economy has evolved over the years and how programs such as the Sportfish Restoration Program are putting excise tax dollars to work to improve angling for all.

The POMA Meet-Up at ICAST takes place Thursday, July 18, at 9:00-9:45 A.M. in the Lunch & Learn Room (View Floor Plan here: https://icast2024.mapyourshow.com/8_0/floorplan)

Panelists include:

  • Rob Shane - Communications Manager, American Sportfishing Association
  • Ben Scuderi - Economist, Southwick & Associates
  • Tom Decker - Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

POMA members receive free admission to ICAST. Simply register at www.icastfishing.org and upload your current POMA membership credentials. ASA will remove the costs associated with registration so long as your credentials are included. If you have already registered and need reimbursement, or have any questions, please email Rob Shane (rshane@asafishing.org).