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Yamaha praises congressman for co-sponsoring Gulf Red Snapper reform bill

KILGORE, Texas-- Yamaha Marine Group today praised U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, for his support of H.R. 3094, the Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act. By co-sponsoring the legislation, the Congressman signals strong support to the 234 employees of Skeeter Boats, a manufacturer of fishing boats in Texas’s First District, Yamaha said. “We are extremely thankful to Congressman Gohmert ...

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The new Congress and what it means for boating

With the 114th Congress taking office this month, it’s time for issues new and old to take center stage again. Boating Industry talked to Nicole Vasilaros, director of regulatory and legal affairs at the National Marine Manufacturers Association, about some of the key legislative issues facing the marine industry and what we can expect from the new Republican Congress. We ...

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Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act


Much has been made of the pending reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which manages commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries in the United States. It’s a contentious bill that, recreational marine interests suggest, is too heavily weighted toward the commercial fishing industry while giving short shrift to the nation’s recreational fishing and boating interests. Similarly, much ...

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