NMMA to host reception at ICCAT meeting

WASHINGTON – The National Marine Manufacturers Association will be one of the organizations hosting the Nov. 14 welcoming reception at the biannual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas Nov. 15-21 in New Orleans, NMMA reported today.

ICCAT is responsible for the conservation of tunas and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas and is uniquely configured to undertake the range of work required for the study and management of tuna-like fishes in the Atlantic.

ICCAT is an international commission devoted to providing science-based management to ensure the continued health of fish stock.

“This is the first time ICCAT has held its meeting in the U.S. and it is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about the tremendous economic impact of ocean sport fishing and recreational boating among this critically important group of international policymakers, which typically focuses on commercial fishing,” said NMMA Vice President of Government Relations Monita Fontaine.

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