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American Boating Congress registry deadline approaches

American Boating Congress

The American Boating Congress (ABC) returns to Washington, D.C. May 8-10, 2023, bringing together all segments of the recreational boating and fishing industry to share its collective voice on Capitol Hill. As the recreational boating and fishing industry meets in Washington, ABC participants have the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and staff on Wednesday, May 10 to discuss ...

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ORR celebrates outdoor recreation act

ORR and its members will celebrate the Senate introduction of the America’s Outdoor Recreation Act (AORA) and provide a detailed overview of the bipartisan legislation to Congressional staff and interested media during a webinar on Thursday, March 30 at 2 PM ET. AORA is a groundbreaking recreation package that includes important initiatives that will help modernize recreation infrastructure; manage and ...

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NMMA participates in White House summit

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) participated in the White House Conservation in Action Summit held at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. The Summit focused on the Biden-Harris Administration's actions and historic investments to advance conservation, restoration, and stewardship efforts and access to nature in communities nationwide. The day-long event included several panel discussions and featured ...

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RBFF wraps up State Marketing Workshop

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)’s 2023 State Marketing Workshop, “Fostering Lifelong Participation Together,” wrapped March 2 in Houston, Texas. Some 200 representatives from 47 state fish and wildlife agencies across the country gathered to learn about the latest trends in marketing including TikTok, R3 planning and partnerships, while also gathering new data about retention in fishing, boating trends, ...

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NAMS celebrates 60th anniversary conference

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) has announced the success of its 60th Anniversary National Conference. The event was held February 26-28, at the Embassy Suites hotel in San Diego, California. The two-day conference hosted over seventy marine surveyors and other industry professionals for two dozen sessions on education and professional development, covering topics from battery technology to ethics ...

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ABYC opens nominations for Outstanding Technician Awards

As part of the upcoming International Marine Service Technician Week, scheduled April 24-29, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) will present the “2023 Outstanding Technician Awards.” Five winners will receive a $100 VISA gift card, technician prize pack with various giveaways, and will be featured on ABYC’s website and social media. Submissions will be accepted through April 14. “We ...

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NMMA announces ABC keynote speaker

The industry’s annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress (ABC), hosted by NMMA, returns to Washington, D.C. May 8-10 at the Intercontinental – The Wharf. This year’s keynote speaker will be Jonathan Martin, bureau chief and senior political columnist for POLITICO, who will speak with ABC attendees on the ins and outs of campaigns, government, politics, and policy. Martin is ...

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Newport Boat Show dates announced

Newport Exhibition Group announced that its 52nd Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 14 through 17, 2023 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, R.I. “Last year was our most successful show yet, surpassing even pre-pandemic expectations and proving once again that the Newport International Boat Show is the preeminent destination for boaters in the region ...

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Oregon State Legislature introduces Bill to restore boating access

NMMA National Marine Manufacturers Association

The Oregon State Legislature introduced this month Senate Bill 1071 (SB 1071), which will restore boating access in the Newberg Pool, a long stretch of the Willamette River outside metropolitan Portland. SB 1071 raises the allowable weight limit for boats used for towing on the Newberg Pool, allowing more families and individuals to access water sports and outdoor recreation activities ...

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Northwest Sportshow closes out the winter boat show season

The 89th Discover Boating Northwest Sportshow runs through Sunday, March 12 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, closing out the 2023 Discover Boating winter boat show season. The 2023 sportshow hosts more than 300 exhibitors. Attractions include daily fishing demos from top anglers, kids’ activities including the Trout Pond, the Discover Boating Up North Lounge, and a variety of seminars. 

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