Tag Archives: Glenn Hughes

Industry stakeholders submit comment to NOAA over vessel speed rule

NMMA National Marine Manufacturers Association

The organizations representing recreational fishing and boating in the United States this week urged the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to pause its proposed North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction Rule, citing numerous significant flaws with the proposal. The proposed rule would broaden the current 10-knot (11.5 mph) speed restriction to include vessels 35 feet and larger (down from 65 ...

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U.S. Department of Commerce announces RFMC appointees

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced yesterday the 2022 Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) appointments. The recreation sector acknowledges the following appointments: Richard Bellavance of Rhode Island to the New England Council; Scott Lenox of Maryland and Ken Neill of Virginia to the Mid-Atlantic Council; Gary Borland of South Carolina to the South Atlantic Council; Michael McDermott of Mississippi, Troy Williamson ...

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Profiles in Leadership: Glenn Hughes

By Wanda Kenton Smith When you talk to American Sportfishing Association president Glenn Hughes about his illustrious 34-year boating industry career and ask what he’s enjoyed most, it’s all about the boating life and all the great people he’s met along the way. The boating gene is in his DNA. He recalls endless, carefree summer days throughout childhood spent with ...

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ICAST reels in plenty of business in Orlando

ICAST returns to Orlando

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, or ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, recently returned to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Hosting 10,850 attendees, ICAST generated an estimated economic impact of $27.9 million for the region. “ICAST continues to be the industry’s premier trade show where valuable business relationships are born, strengthened and celebrated. The OCCC ...

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Outdoor groups call on Congress to pass conservation work legislation

Earlier this week, a coalition of ten organizations – including NMMA – called on Congress to consider conservation priorities as policymakers draft economic recovery legislation. NMMA joined the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, National Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, American Sportfishing Association, and others in identifying a list of shared legislative priorities with House and Senate leadership. The ...

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Outdoor recreation industry makes final push for Great American Outdoors Act

Over 100 outdoor businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop shops, including specialty retailers, apparel, gear and vehicle manufacturers, outfitters and guides, campground and marina operators, and more sent a letter to Senate leadership urging swift passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) in order to stimulate the outdoor recreation industry, made up of thousands of small businesses, and provide safe ...

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American Sportfishing Association recognizes industry, conservation leaders

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During the 2019 Sportfishing Summit, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) recognized four individuals who dedicated their careers to help ensure that the industry, and anglers across the U.S., have well-managed fisheries, clean water, access to our public lands and waters and a viable business environment. In addition, ASA awarded its first-place Angling Awareness Award to a veteran outdoor writer whose work is ...

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President Trump signs Modern Fish Act

The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump Dec. 31. The Modern Fish Act finally recognizes in federal law the differences between recreational and commercial fishing and adds more appropriate management tools for policymakers to use in managing federal ...

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RBFF welcomes three new board members

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation recently announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. Diane Bristol, Ken Hammond and Glenn Hughes will work closely with RBFF leadership to meet its mission, including its goal to increase participation from the current level of 47 million anglers to 60 million in 60 months. “Diane, Ken and Glenn all ...

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