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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 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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Roomba maker going after invasive species (VIDEO)

Since the 1980s, the Lionfish, which is native to the Indian and Pacific oceans, has become an increasingly major problem in the Atlantic Ocean. It's just one of the major invasive species wreaking havoc. Now, iRobot (best know as maker of the automatic vacuum cleaner, the Roomba) is turning its attentions to dealing with invasive species and the Lionfish in ...

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Weekly 5: Invasive species economic impact much worse than thought

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Monday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Study: Invasive species impact much worse than thought The economic cost of invasive species is much higher than previously thought, scientists at the University of Wisconsin say. “Our ...

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Premier Pontoons shares innovations for preventing invasive species

Whenever there is a persisting issue for recreational boating, it is imperative that everyone works together to solve it in order to preserve the health of the industry. This was something considered by Premier Pontoons when the company decided to share its unique pontoon design that help to combat the infestation of invasive species. Invasive species can attach themselves to or ...

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Boating Caucus chair Candice Miller to retire

Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., who has been co-chair of the Congressional Boating Caucus since the 110th Congress, will not seek re-election in 2016, she announced Thursday. The Congressional Boating Caucus is a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives that advocates for the interests of the recreational boating industry. The caucus formed in 1989, and Miller has been a member ...

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