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Weekly 5: Senate passes Sportsmen’s Act provisions

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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. Senate passes Sportsmen’s Act provisions as part of Energy Reform Bill Several important goals of the recreational fishing community have been passed as part of this year's energy ...

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NMMA applauds bill to preserve state fisheries management authority

The “Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act,” S. 2807, will safeguard the role of state fisheries management agencies and help prevent unwarranted fishing closures, NMMA said Tuesday. The bill was introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It is similar to legislation that passed the U.S. House as part of the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement ...

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Weekly 5: Powerboat sales up in January

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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. NMMA: Powerboat sales up in January Wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats were up 12.6 percent in dollars in January for NMMA’s control group of manufacturers (representing 69 percent ...

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IMCI mourns passing of certification pioneer Lars Granholm

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Lars Erik Granholm, a founding force behind the International Marine Certification Institute, has died at the age of 81. Granholm, born in Finland in 1934, immigrated in 1961 to the United States where he joined the Outboard Marine Corporation. From 1974 to 1981 he authored small boat regulations while serving as the project manager for standards development with the U.S. ...

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METS 2016 USA exhibitor pavilion sold out

The Marine Equipment Trade Show USA Exhibitor Pavilion is now sold out, NMMA announced Monday. The association has started a waiting list for companies still interested in exhibiting. Interested companies can submit an online application. For more information, contact Julie Balzano, NMMA Export Director, at 954-441-3234 for further details.

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ABC offers chance to shape policy

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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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ABC issues preview set for April 28

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will be offering a webinar preview of the industry's top policy issues ahead of this year's American Boating Congress. The one-hour webinar is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern April 28. ABC 2016 is May 9-11. NMMA government relations staff will review the recreational boating industry's most important policy issues and how to best communicate them ...

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Marine and Composites Industry Career Day takes place April 2

The 11th Annual Marine and Composites Industry Career Day will be held on April 2 at the IYRS Newport Campus. The career day, which is hosted by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and IYRS School of Technology and Trades, is for individuals who are interested in working in the marine or composites industries, two business sectors poised for growth. The ...

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Weekly 5: Federal boating bill would incentivize safety

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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. Federal boating bill would incentivize safety Two Florida members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Patrick Murphy and Republican Tom Rooney, have introduced legislation that would offer ...

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