Tag Archives: Magnuson-Stevens Act

Anglers and boaters engage policymakers during ‘Center Focus on Washington’

The Center for Sportfishing Policy recently hosted its annual fly-in “Center Focus on Washington,” where recreational anglers and boaters participated in critical discussions with key policymakers over the two-day meeting held May 9-11. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress (ABC) hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).   Key issues for ...

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Senate subcommittee testimony by industry leaders supports Modern Fish Act

Support for a comprehensive marine fisheries reform bill in the U.S. House and Senate continues to gain positive momentum heading into the fall after a summer series of congressional hearings. A coalition of boating and fishing industry leaders are focusing on the economic impact of recreational saltwater in their push to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Their ...

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NMMA, fishing industry leaders testify in Alaska on Magnuson-Stevens Act

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a field hearing Wednesday titled “Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: Oversight of Fisheries Management Successes and Challenges” in Alaska. Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha Marine Group, a NMMA member, testified before the Committee alongside numerous other industry leaders and organizations including the American Sportfishing Association. In his testimony, Speciale ...

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