Tag Archives: Conservation

Yamaha announces partnership with Bonefish and Tarpon Trust

Yamaha Rightwaters announced it's the official outboard of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT). With this sponsorship, Yamaha is committed to BTT’s mission to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. “Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s mission is critical to ensuring the longevity of these species and their habitat,” said John O’Keefe, Senior Specialist, Government Relations, Yamaha ...

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Yamaha Rightwaters provides annual initiative update

Yamaha Rightwaters recapped sustainability and conservation initiative progress from the past 12 months during 2022 Capitol Hill Oceans Week. From June 2021 through June 2022, Yamaha Rightwaters sponsored new carbon sequestration and plastics recycling programs in addition to projects that continue to support marine habitat restoration, managing the spread of invasive species and meaningful scientific research. “Conservation is always the ...

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RBFF hosts female writers for Take Me Fishing experience

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of National Fishing & Boating Week, a diverse group of female writers will join the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) for a Take Me Fishing boating and fishing experience happening June 7 – 10 in Seattle, Wash. "Our goal is to provide media with an opportunity to experience first-hand all the joys fishing and ...

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Yamaha’s Ben Speciale honored with TRCP’s Conservation Achievement Award

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) honored Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit President Ben Speciale with the 2022 Conservation Achievement Award during the 14th Annual Capital Conservation Awards dinner on May 4, 2022. Recognized alongside Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), 2022 recipients of the James D. Range Conservation Award, Speciale received his award for his leadership in conservation ...

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Palm Beach Boat Show donates $300K to marine life conservation

It was anchors aweigh for the Palm Beach International Boat Show, as elected officials and event stakeholders gathered on the West Palm Beach waterfront for the show’s opening ceremony. The boat show also hosted an exclusive luncheon for business leaders in the Blue Heron Ballroom at The Ben, Autograph Collection, which featured a conversation with Jack and Gary Nicklaus, moderated ...

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Yamaha Marine executive named CCA-California Legacy Life Member

Dale Barnes, Marketing Division Manager for Yamaha Marine Engine Systems, became a Legacy Life Member of Coastal Conservation Association (CCA)-California upon the occasion of his retirement on March 11, 2022. Further honoring his career-long dedication to marine conservation and sustainability, Yamaha Marine committed to 2022 CCA-California matching funds sponsorship, which will help raise additional resources toward conservation projects in the ...

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Outdoor groups push for strategic use of infrastructure funding

Outdoors Recreation Act

Wednesday, 51 hunting, fishing, conservation, landowner, and business organizations representing the $689-billion outdoor recreation economy and millions of Americans wrote to the Biden-Harris Administration with several key recommendations for implementation of the landmark Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Enacted into law on November 15, 2021, the $1.2-trillion IIJA provides a critical infusion of resources to advance infrastructure solutions that recognize ...

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Recreational boating industry, partners kick off Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week

The recreational boating industry and outdoor recreation partners and agencies kicked off Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week, running February 28 through March 4, 2022.Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are aquatic organisms that invade ecosystems beyond their natural, historic range and whose introduction can cause significant economic and environmental damage to regions. While AIS are in every region of the U.S., several ...

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Department of the Interior announces $1.5B in Funding for conservation, outdoor recreation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, last week announced a record $1.5 billion in annual funding through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program to support state and local outdoor recreational opportunities, and wildlife and habitat conservation efforts. The announcement includes historic levels of funding for the Sport Fish Restoration ...

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Yamaha Rightwaters goes international

The Yamaha Rightwaters sustainability initiative expands overseas as Yamaha Motor Australia announces plans to build on the company’s commitment to marine conservation by forming a strategic alliance with clean technology start-up Seabin, its first Yamaha Rightwaters initiative. Yamaha Motor Australia joins the Australian-founded company as a major sponsor of the world’s first “100 Smarter Cities for Cleaner Oceans” campaign in ...

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