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Outdoor groups call on Congress to pass conservation work legislation

Earlier this week, a coalition of ten organizations – including NMMA – called on Congress to consider conservation priorities as policymakers draft economic recovery legislation. NMMA joined the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, National Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, American Sportfishing Association, and others in identifying a list of shared legislative priorities with House and Senate leadership. The ...

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AMI launches National Clean Marina Certification program

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Last week, the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) announced its plan to develop a national Clean Marina program. This will be the first national clean marina program of its kind in the United States. It is designed to provide clean marina certifications to marinas in states where no such program currently exists and augment existing state and regional efforts. Its ...

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Sea Tow assists Texas turtle rescue

The recent extreme cold weather in the southern U.S. brought increased danger to some wildlife. Sea Tow Corpus Christi jumped to help rescue more than 1,000 sea turtles shocked by the freeze, unable to help themselves. "These turtles don't have a voice," said Capt. Brandon Upton, owner of Sea Tow Corpus Christi. "Boaters can easily call us on the phone or ...

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Southern Marinas sells existing portfolio

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced the sale of its portfolio of its marinas to a publicly traded REIT.   “With the uncertainty surrounding the long-term investment strategy in some traditional core real estate including retail and office, the marina space has become increasingly interesting for private equity and ...

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Propspeed partners with Bukh Bremen to bring products to Germany

Propspeed, innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced it has partnered with Bukh Bremen GmbH to supply its product line of foul-release coatings to customers throughout the German market and around the world. Bukh Bremen GmbH is, as part of Alliance Marine SAS, the leading importer and wholesaler for technical accessories in Germany. The company focuses its efforts on supplying specialist retailers, ...

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The Landing School hires new VP of finance

The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, has welcomed Kate Baldwin, a 20+ year veteran of the financial industry, as its new Vice-President of Finance. Hired on February 1, Kate has already had a positive impact on the team within her first month. Prior to joining The Landing School, Kate worked with Stone Coast Fund Services in Portland, Maine, and is a ...

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Torqeedo establishes direct distribution in Norway

Torqeedo has announced a new direct distribution organisation in Norway to address the growing market for its marine electric propulsion systems in that region. Norway has a long tradition of seafaring and is a world maritime centre for shipping, shipyards and maritime infrastructure, commercial fishing, offshore oil/gas, ferries, pleasure boats and a rapidly growing offshore wind industry.  “Norway is a ...

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Coast Guard Foundation elects new board members

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced the addition of nine new trustees to its board this year. The Foundation has 82 active trustees and directors on the board, led by newly elected Thomas A. Allegretti as the chair. Abbott Brown; Dr. Kathryn Clay; Paul ...

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National Sailing Hall of Fame issues last call for 2021 nominations

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced today its last call for nominations for consideration in this year’s Induction Class. Nominations for the 2021 cycle will close on February 28, 2021. An open and inclusive process, nominations can be made by the sailing community, the marine industry, members of the press and the general public. A single nomination by one person makes that candidate ...

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Entries open for 2021 Boating Industry Top Products

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Boating Industry is now accepting submissions for its 2021 Top Products. The submission process will close Monday, April 5, 2021. Any product that has been introduced or significantly updated since Jan. 1, 2020, is eligible. Many of you have recently released exciting new and innovative products and services.  – all of which are applicable. These Top Products, selected by the editorial staff ...

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