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Interior Secretary Zinke signs orders to increase recreational opportunities

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has signed two secretarial orders continuing his efforts to prioritize the Department of Interior’s recreation mission and increase access to public lands. Secretarial Order 3366 directs certain Interior bureaus to create and deliver plans to the department within 90 days that focus on developing or expanding recreational opportunities on public lands and waterways. ...

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American Boating Congress extends general session, adds industry panel

This year’s American Boating Congress (May 9-11) includes several additions to aid attendees in maximizing their time on Capitol Hill and with advocacy efforts throughout the year. Highlights include a new extended two-day General Session, new Marine Industry Panel – the Power of Advocacy on Friday, and new Millennial Happy Hour, plus a robust lineup of Issue Workshops, the popular ...

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American Boating Congress plans aggressive attendee advocacy

Midterm elections loom large The National Marine Manufacturers Association intends to be politically pugnacious with its attendee outreach during this year’s American Boating Congress.  That’s because the mid-term election clock is ticking and time is running out before new lawmakers are elected and arrive in Washington, D.C. All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 of the ...

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Saltwater Fishing Expo opens in new location

The Progressive Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo opens today, nearly doubling its footprint as it moves from the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J. to the larger, more centrally-located New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ. The 2018 Saltwater Fishing Expo will feature more fishing tackle and gear exhibits, seminars, and interactive features dedicated to the region’s large population of ...

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NMMA condemns aluminum tariffs, issues action call

Thom Dammrich, NMMA president, reiterated the recreational boating industry’s concerns following President Trump’s formal announcement yesterday of new tariffs on steel imports (a 25 percent tariff) and aluminum imports (a 10 percent tariff) – releasing the following statement: “The Administration’s short-sighted decision to implement new tariffs is meant to fulfill a campaign promise rather than support robust, pro-growth trade policy. ...

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NMMA sounds alarm on Trump aluminum tariff announcement

President Donald Trump announced Thursday his decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, a tariff that is separate from the U.S. Department of Commerce anti-dumping and countervailing investigation on common alloy aluminum sheet from China that the National Marine Manufacturers Association has been fighting. In his announcement, the president determined he would place a tariff of 25 percent on foreign-made ...

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Global Trade is Tough – Aluminum Proves It

In November the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a historic self-initiated investigation into whether China is selling certain aluminum product into the United States at below fair market value. What made this action historic was that the Department has not self-initiated an investigation in over 25 years. Normally, the catalyst for an investigation is a complaint by an impacted U.S. ...

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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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At the helm: Aluminum sheet issue needs decisive response

Marine manufacturers and the boating industry will suffer great harm if the U.S. Department of Commerce is successful with its aluminum trade practices case against China. Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the “self-initiation” of the unfair trade case against common alloy aluminum sheet in late November.  The National Marine Manufacturers Association quickly sprang into legislative action, closely monitoring the issue throughout ...

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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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