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NMMA applauds Congressional hearing on improving U.S. fisheries

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife recently convened a hearing – titled, “The State of Fisheries” – to examine current fisheries policies and identify opportunities to improve the health and sustainability of marine ecosystems. NMMA submitted testimony to the committee, thanking members for holding the important discussion and noting that clean water, sustainable fisheries, and sound management ...

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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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U.S. House passes Modern Fish Act

pThe U.S. House of Representatives has passed S.1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017. Wednesday’s vote on the Modern Fish Act was the final step toward sending the landmark legislation to President Donald Trump’s desk after it passed the Senate Dec. 17. “The Modern Fish Act is the most significant update to America’s saltwater fishing regulations in more ...

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U.S. Senate passes Modern Fish Act

The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed S.1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017. The passage of the legislation, known as the Modern Fish Act, would make critical updates to the oversight of federal fisheries, marks a big step forward for America’s angling community and now moves to the U.S. House for final approval. “Today is an important day ...

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Boating coalition urges Congress to pass Modern Fish Act

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and its coalition partners have sent letter to Congress encouraging members to include the Modern Fish Act in their lands and water package and pass the comprehensive legislation before the end of the year. The recreational angling and boating communities have been strong advocates of the Modern Fish Act since it was introduced and are ...

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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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Industry groups laud U.S. House passage of Modern Fish Act

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization of the nation’s primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The provisions ...

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Modern Fish Act vote scheduled for Tuesday, June 26

Next Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Modern Fish Act (MFA) – which modernizes outdated regulations that govern recreational fishing in saltwater. In addition, the U.S. Senate is moving forward with similar legislation. The National Marine Manufacturers Association will continue to keep this critical measure front and center as Congress prepares to vote on the bill. ...

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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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American Boating Congress webinar features update

In 2018, the recreational boating industry is facing major policy decisions that will have long-term impacts on boating in the U.S. Join the National Marine Manufacturers Association for a critical webinar to learn more about the Modern Fish Act passed, stopping the year-round sale of E15, and defending the industry from domestic and global tariffs and how to make the most ...

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