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Florida Senate passes two boating safety measures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Senate unanimously approved 39-0 two boating measures on Wednesday, which will now head to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk, as reported by the local CBS affiliate in Miami. The first measure, HB-427, would provide a discount of about 12 percent on annual vessel-registration fees next year if boaters show they have purchased and registered emergency locator ...

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Industry reacts to implementation plan surrounding NOAA’s National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Recently, NOAA Fisheries released the implementation plan to support the latest National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy. The policy, announced at the Progressive Miami International Boat Show in February, was developed with input from recreational fishing and boating communities, conservation organizations and managers across the nation. It incorporates a number of concerns voiced by the boating and fishing ...

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NOAA announces new national policy for America’s saltwater recreational anglers

Today at the annual Progressive Insurance Miami Boat Show, NOAA Fisheries Administrator Eileen Sobeck announced a new national policy to better serve America’s 11 million recreational saltwater anglers and the companies and communities that rely on them. The National Marine Manufacturing Association (NMMA), which runs the boat show, hosted today’s briefing for media and constituents. Recreational fishing is an important ...

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NOAA report shows massive economic gains from fishing

In its latest report on the economic gains from fishing, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $199 billion in sales in 2012 and contributed $89 billion to GDP. That's a gain of seven percent over the previous year, which translates to a three-percent increase in fishing jobs from 2011 to ...

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