Tag Archives: Legislation

California’s 12-month fishing license receives unanimous support

The California Assembly’s Appropriations Committee voted unanimously this week to support fishing licenses that expire 12 months after the date of purchase, a change that will provide greater value to anglers. Currently, licenses expire on Dec. 31, regardless of when they are purchased. With the support of NMMA, the California Sportfishing League, American Sportfishing Association, and 20 additional organizations, the ...

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Multiple states consider establishing outdoor recreation office

To facilitate greater public participation in outdoor recreation activities, several state legislatures are currently weighing measures to create offices dedicated to this mission, with New Mexico being the most recent to establish an outdoor recreation office. Collaborating with state leaders to advance outdoor recreation priorities across the country is a top issue of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, of which NMMA ...

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NMMA calls for “Recreation Title” in Federal Infrastructure Package

NMMA recently urged the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee to consider the important role recreation plays in supporting the U.S. economy and incorporate solutions that address the needs of blue and green infrastructure. Those include reforming federal dredging prioritization, providing adequate boating and fishing facilities, more effectively combating aquatic invasive species, and improving broadband access. Those are all ...

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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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NMMA ramps up advocacy efforts after Congressional summer recess

Last week, NMMA and their members held several events and meetings on Capitol Hill and with the administration to highlight the recreational boating industry’s priorities – including trade, the Modern Fish Act, E15, and workforce development. The November midterm elections are just around the corner and NMMA is working diligently to accomplish the industry’s objectives before the end of the ...

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