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Modern Fish Act vote scheduled for Tuesday, June 26

Next Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Modern Fish Act (MFA) – which modernizes outdated regulations that govern recreational fishing in saltwater. In addition, the U.S. Senate is moving forward with similar legislation. The National Marine Manufacturers Association will continue to keep this critical measure front and center as Congress prepares to vote on the bill. ...

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Anglers and boaters engage policymakers during ‘Center Focus on Washington’

The Center for Sportfishing Policy recently hosted its annual fly-in “Center Focus on Washington,” where recreational anglers and boaters participated in critical discussions with key policymakers over the two-day meeting held May 9-11. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress (ABC) hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).   Key issues for ...

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American Boating Congress webinar features update

In 2018, the recreational boating industry is facing major policy decisions that will have long-term impacts on boating in the U.S. Join the National Marine Manufacturers Association for a critical webinar to learn more about the Modern Fish Act passed, stopping the year-round sale of E15, and defending the industry from domestic and global tariffs and how to make the most ...

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American Boating Congress will tackle key industry issues

In 2018, the recreational boating industry is facing major policy decisions that will come to a head this summer and have long-term impacts on boating in the U.S., including getting the Modern Fish Act passed, stopping the year-round sale of E15, and defending the industry from domestic and global tariffs. Attending this year's American Boating Congress will ensure your business, ...

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Senate committee passes Modern Fish Act

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation overwhelmingly approved S. 1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This legislation calls for critically important updates to the oversight of federal fisheries, including adding more tools to the management toolbox, improving data collection techniques, and examining some fishery allocations that are based on decades-old ...

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NMMA issues Modern Fish Act call to action

As the boating and marine industry prepares for a crucial Senate meeting this Wednesday to advance the Modern Fish Act, the communications campaign to pass the Act is in full swing. The National Marine Manufacturers Association is urging members to use their digital and social media platforms to push out the message and engage Congress. Sample social media posts, videos, ...

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At the Helm: We’re all in fisheries reform together

A unified fishing and boating industry stands ready to take a huge step early this year in Washington when the Modern Fish Act moves through Congress.  In mid-December, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide ...

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Senate subcommittee testimony by industry leaders supports Modern Fish Act

Support for a comprehensive marine fisheries reform bill in the U.S. House and Senate continues to gain positive momentum heading into the fall after a summer series of congressional hearings. A coalition of boating and fishing industry leaders are focusing on the economic impact of recreational saltwater in their push to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Their ...

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Recreational fishing leaders testify in U.S. Senate

On Sept. 12, U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard held a hearing entitled “Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: Oversight of Fisheries Management Successes and Challenges.” The subcommittee heard from two panels of witnesses representing recreational, commercial and charter-for-hire fishermen. This was the third hearing of a series focusing on America’s federal ...

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Center for Sportfishing Policy responds to criticism of Modern Fish Act

Last week's introduction of the “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” (Modern Fish Act) has been praised by several recreational boating and fishing groups. The coalition of groups supporting the Modern Fish Act includes American Sportfishing Association, Center for Sportfishing Policy, Coastal Conservation Association, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, International Game Fish Association, National Marine Manufacturers Association, ...

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