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NMMA joins NC Sound Economy coalition

NMMA recently joined the NC Sound Economy, a newly formed coalition of recreational fishermen, business leaders and concerned citizens working together to urge state legislators to adopt fisheries management policies that both grow the fishery in North Carolina’s sounds and maximize its economic benefits. “NMMA is looking forward to working with partners of the NC Sound Economy and helping advocate ...

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Fishing, boating advocates praise Modern Fish Act

A coalition of boating and recreational fishing associations praised the introduction of a bill that addresses critical challenges facing saltwater recreational fishing at the federal level. Led by Congressmen Garret Graves (R-La.), Gene Green (D-Texas), Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.), the “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” (Modern Fish Act) would improve public access to America’s federal ...

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NMMA urges manufacturers to share regulatory challenges

The Commerce Department is seeking input from American manufacturers to learn about the unnecessary burdens manufacturers face from federal permitting and regulatory requirements, and NMMA is encouraging marine manufacturers to share their thoughts to ensure the industry's issues are heard. “I call on all businesses to share their input on the federal regulations and permits that hold back manufacturing,” said ...

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Last week to register for USA Pavilion at Feria Internacional Colombia Nautica

This is the last week to register for space in the USA Pavilion at the 2017 Feria Internacional Colombia Nautica, NMMA said Tuesday. The show takes place April 27-30 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia’s most popular international tourist destination with direct flights from the US. The show will feature the largest selection of boats, boating accessories, and products for the ...

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Registration open for 2017 American Boating Congress

Hundreds of recreational boating industry professionals are expected to descend upon Capitol Hill May 15-17 to attend the American Boating Congress to champion recreational boating, formulate public policy and present a unified front on issues that impact marine businesses. The 2017 American Boating Congress will provide attendees the opportunity to meet with the Trump administration and the 115th Congress, in addition ...

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Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show 2017 Innovation Award winners announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International honored winners of the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards on Friday, Feb. 17, recognizing new consumer marine products, presented during the innovation breakfast held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. This year’s program evaluated 63 products across 23 categories. The judges ultimately selected 19 winners and two honorable mentions ...

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NMMA announces 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced 52 recipients of the 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged Friday morning during the innovation breakfast at the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue ...

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Weekly 5: Outboard shipments up 6.5% in 2016

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 week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Outboard shipments up 6.5% in 2016 U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments were up 6.5 percent last year for NMMA’s control group of manufacturers, which represent 95 percent of ...

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Weekly 5: Proposal to close Florida bridge raises boating concerns

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 week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Proposal to close Florida bridge raises boating concerns The closure of a drawbridge in downtown Fort Lauderdale in February could cost local boating businesses hundreds of thousands of ...

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NMMA accepting nominations for Freedman Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. Recipients of the NMMA Freedman Award are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity, and personal motivation.  The following are categories for consideration: Marine aftermarket or OEM manufacturer Marine representative Member of marine-focused media Boat dealer Marine distributor Marine ...

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