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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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Register now for the American Boating Congress

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Registration for the virtual 2021 American Boating Congress is now open. Click here to register today. ABC begins on Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30pm ET, and runs through Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 3:00pm ET. Featuring remarks from members of Congress, administration officials, and key political movers and shakers, NMMA has a robust agenda in store for ABC 2021. Speakers will ...

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ABYC releases video for National Invasive Species Awareness Week

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This week, Feb. 22-26, is National Invasive Species Awareness Week and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) released an animated video to raise awareness about the threat Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) pose to the boating industry and what manufacturers can do to limit the spread. AIS can damage ecosystems and negatively impact fishing and the future of the boating ...

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NMMA calls for legislation on infrastructure by July 4

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NMMA joined a coalition of energy, business, and environmental groups led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to push Congress to pass an infrastructure bill by Independence Day. In a letter to lawmakers, the coalition stated that Congress should "help enact a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure package that stimulates the economy by July 4, 2021." The letter came as the Senate ...

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South Florida Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing University focuses on freshwater fish

Ladies Let's Go Fishing

Ladies from regions of Florida plus other states learned skills and released fish at the popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Bass Pro Shops Dania Beach, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the educational event offered classroom instruction, conservation, hands-on fishing activities, networking, a guided fishing experience ...

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NMMA to host state of the industry and awards webinar

The NMMA has announced it will host a state of the industry and awards presentation webinar on Thursday, March 4 at 11 a.m. ET. NMMA President Frank Hugelmeyer will outline the latest sales data and trends, as well as advocacy and market expansion priorities for the year ahead.The webinar will also include an update from Washington, D.C. with a special ...

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Atlantic City Boat Show announces 2021 cancellation

The NMMA has announced the cancellation this year’s Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show. After exploring all avenues to move ahead with a 2021 event (originally postponed from Feb. to April 2021), and continuing to follow guidance from state/local authorities and the Atlantic City Convention Center, canceling the 2021 boat show was deemed the most prudent course of action. “The decision to ...

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Discover Boating launches Ultimate Boat Show Insider Guide

With many boat shows on pause for 2021, Discover Boating is launching a content collection to help guide boaters in the year ahead. The new Ultimate Boat Show Insider Guide features a round-up of new boats and boating gear, tips and useful information all in one place, specifically created to inspire and educate new and dedicated boat buyers. Topics range from advice ...

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Interior Department plans to strengthen key conservation program

Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Interior Department took steps to strengthen the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), drawing praise from NMMA and the broader outdoor recreation community. Secretarial Order 3396 revokes an order signed on November 9, 2020 (Secretarial Order 3388) that imposed restrictions to inhibit the availability of LWCF funding for federal land and water acquisitions. “The Land and Water Conservation Fund has been ...

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Marine Industries Association of South Florida starts another service tech apprenticeship course

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Following a highly-successful kick-off of their two-year Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program in 2020, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) announces the start of their second apprenticeship course. Despite the global pandemic, the program was modified following CDC guidelines to continue without interruption throughout 2020, and successfully rolled out a second class earlier this year. The new class ...

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