Tag Archives: Magnuson-Stevens

Sportfishing community gathers for Weigh-In on the Hill

Recreational angling stakeholders gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a Congressional Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy Luncheon, along with coordinated congressional office visits. Event sponsors included American Sportfishing Association, Center for Sportfishing Policy, Coastal Conservation Association, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, National Marine Manufacturers Association and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Wednesday’s “Weigh-In on the Hill” provided a forum for members of Congress, congressional ...

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VIDEO: Alaska fishing roundtable addresses fishery management solutions

The fourth Annual Kenai Classic Roundtable on National Recreational Fishing brought together leaders from all segments of the recreational fishing community. The panelists gathered August 17 at Kenai Peninsula College to examine alternative solutions for current fishery management issues. They discussed several strategies for the management of mixed-use fisheries, and ultimately put forward solutions that could be beneficial to all ...

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Senators advocate for Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act reauthorization

The recreational fishing industry welcomed the action taken by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to recognize the significant economic, social and conservation benefits that saltwater recreational fishing provides to the nation. The five senators recently sent a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee leadership requesting that the recreational fishing community's ...

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Weekly 5: Powerboat sales up in January

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. NMMA: Powerboat sales up in January Wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats were up 12.6 percent in dollars in January for NMMA’s control group of manufacturers (representing 69 percent ...

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Recreational Saltwater Fishing Coalition lauds Magnuson-Stevens bill

A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community congratulated the U.S. House of Representatives on its passage of H.R. 1335, a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary statute governing the nation’s marine fisheries. “The House action recognizes the increasing popularity of saltwater recreational fishing, which contributes $70 billion annually to ...

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Pre-ABC webinar scheduled for April 21

Ahead of the 2015 American Boating Congress, the government relations staff at the National Marine Manufacturers Association will review the most important government issues facing the industry. The one-hour webinar will cover key policy issues and how to best communicate them to your legislator during the American Boating Congress (ABC) May 11–13. Click here to register. Policy issues and ABC ...

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Industry heads to Washington for American Boating Congress

It’s time again for Mr. Boater (and dealer and manufacturer and …) to make plans to go to Washington. The annual American Boating Congress will be held May 11-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. ABC is one of the best chances to effect change in public policy for anyone working (or playing) in the boating industry. ABC is ...

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The new Congress and what it means for boating

With the 114th Congress taking office this month, it’s time for issues new and old to take center stage again. Boating Industry talked to Nicole Vasilaros, director of regulatory and legal affairs at the National Marine Manufacturers Association, about some of the key legislative issues facing the marine industry and what we can expect from the new Republican Congress. We ...

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