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Industry applauds new NOAA fisheries, Magnuson-Stevens guidelines

Changes to national standards for Magnuson-Stevens are receiving accolades from the recreational fishing industry. NOAA Fisheries last week filed in the Federal Register its final rule to revise the guidelines for National Standards (NS) 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).    MSA contains 10 national standards which guide the contents and objectives of federal ...

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Industry applauds President Obama’s decision to allow recreational fishing in expanded marine monument

The recreational fishing industry is cheering the president's decision to allow fishing in the expanded Northwest Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. President Obama on Friday announced a vast expansion of the monument, known as Papahanaumokuakea, out to 200 miles or the limits of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. In 2006, President George W. ...

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Industry groups support congressional action on Biscayne National Park, fishing access

The recreational fishing and boating community strongly supported action today by the Senate Commerce Committee to pass the recently introduced S. 3099, The Access for Sportfishing Act of 2016, which contains several marine fisheries-related provisions. The bill, championed by senators Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., addresses two of the community’s top priorities. Of particular importance to the recreational ...

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American Sportfishing Association elects board of directors members for 2016

Six members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected or re-elected to fill three regional seats and three at-large seats on the board of directors. Their terms begin October 1, 2016, and they will serve two-year terms. ASA’s board members may serve three, consecutive two-year terms. Regional seats went to: Great Lakes Region – Dan Ferris, owner, Midwest Outdoors (new board member) ...

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Senators advocate for Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act reauthorization

The recreational fishing industry welcomed the action taken by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to recognize the significant economic, social and conservation benefits that saltwater recreational fishing provides to the nation. The five senators recently sent a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee leadership requesting that the recreational fishing community's ...

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ABC offers chance to shape policy


The boating industry heads to the nation’s capital This year’s American Boating Congress kicks off May 9 and offers the boating industry a chance to shape the debate in an important election year. As in the past, dozens of industry associations are supporting this year’s ABC, with 35 co-hosts, including Boating Industry, as of March. ABC 2016 will be May ...

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ASA Keep Florida Fishing effort aims to preserve access


At this year’s Miami International Boat Show, the American Sportfishing Association unveiled its new Keep Florida Fishing initiative with the goal of “clean waters, abundant fisheries and access to both.” “There are more than 3 million resident and visiting anglers, who support more than 80,000 jobs in the state, with $8.7 billion in economic output. Yet, there are numerous efforts ...

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Weekly 5: Sportsmen’s Act passed by U.S. House


The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Monday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Sportsmen's Act passed by U.S. House The Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act passed the U.S. House Saturday in what several industry groups say is a victory ...

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