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Tag Archives: Aquatic Invasive Species

No compromises when it comes to clean water

By David Gee When you are in the water, or on the water, recreating in any form, how much do you think about how clean that water is? Despite what I do for a living, how many invasive species articles I read and how many community water quality discussions I report on, I have to admit I kind of take ...

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Congressional Boating Caucus discusses invasive species impact

NMMA – in coordination with the Congressional Boating Caucus (CBC) – hosted a briefing event for nearly 100 congressional staffers in Washington, D.C. to examine the environmental and economic problems created by aquatic invasive species (AIS). The event – titled “How Aquatic Invasive Species are Hurting Communities Throughout the Country” – featured opening remarks from Representative James Comer (R-KY-01) and ...

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Minnesota Congressman holds invasive species discussion

"This isn't just for boaters. It's not just about people who actually use our lakes. This is for everyone." That was one of the takeaways as Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-3) hosted a round table discussion about aquatic invasive species with local experts and community leaders in Medicine Lake, Minnesota. During a recent tour of all 36 cities and towns in ...

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NMMA urges Army Corp to proceed with AIS prevention measures

On Tuesday, the Boating and Fishing Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coalition submitted public comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, calling on the Corp to implement projects recommend in the Brand Roads Lock and Dam Report, which will help combat the spread of AIS to the Great Lakes. The coalition was established by NMMA and its partner organizations during ...

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NMMA applauds U.S. Army Corps Asian Carp prevention plan

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its final draft plan on preventing aquatic invasive species (AIS), including Asian carp, from reaching Lake Michigan. Throughout the report’s development, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and its coalition partners worked closely with the Corps to ensure the study and proposed solutions addressed the recreational boating ...

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ABYC receives SOBA’s 2018 Special Recognition Award

The American Boat and Yacht Council's Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Project Technical Committee was presented with the 2018 Special Recognition Award by the States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) at the 32nd Annual Boating Access Conference in Duluth, Minn. Each year, SOBA recognizes individuals, organizations or groups who significantly contribute to the development, protection and safety of recreational boating.  “ABYC was presented with ...

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NMMA holds first boating and fishing aquatic invasive species coalition meeting

On Monday, NMMA hosted the inaugural meeting of the Boating and Fishing Aquatic Invasive Species Coalition, which is comprised of stakeholder organizations from around the country. The coalition, spearheaded my NMMA, was formed to present a united front on Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) policies at the federal level. At the meeting, the coalition unanimously agreed to support the U.S. Army ...

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