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Industry leaders applaud recent Senate efforts for outdoor recreation

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) members recently applauded the Senate for introducing a bipartisan bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, that prioritizes the $20 billion maintenance backlog facing public lands and waters and fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). It includes the Restore Our Parks Act (ROPA), which would help improve key outdoor recreation related facilities like docks, ...

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Congresswoman visits Ilmor Engineering

Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) visited Ilmor in Plymouth, Mich. on Monday as a part of her Manufacturing Monday series. The series is focused on the Congresswoman’s visits with manufacturers from Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. Ilmor’s Plymouth headquarters is the hub of recreational marine engine design and is home to over 100 employees. NMMA said facility visits with elected officials are ...

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Registration now open for USA Pavilion at METSTRADE 2020

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METSTRADE), the largest business-to-business leisure marine equipment show in the world, returns to Amsterdam Nov. 17-19, 2020 at the RAI Exhibition Center. The NMMA organizes and operates the U.S.A. Pavilion, one of the largest country pavilions at the show, offering cost-effective, turn-key exhibition packages in a prime location.  “This year, our pavilion will relocate to a new ...

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NMMA proceeding with U.S. shows and events amid evolving Coronavirus situation

Yesterday, NMMA President, Frank Hugelmeyer issued a memo to all members of the association regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the communication, NMMA is currently proceeding with all upcoming shows and events as scheduled. Full memo: NMMA, like the general public, is closely monitoring the impact that the coronavirus outbreak is having around the globe. As part of this, we ...

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Atlantic City show, World Fishing Expo report attendance boosts for 2020

Concluding Sunday, two of NMMA’s east coast boat and sport shows finished their 2020 run with reports of increased attendance and quality show attendees. First, the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show welcomed 41,736 individuals (vs. 39,454 in 2019) to the Atlantic City Convention Center over its five-day span, up 6% over 2019 and 8% over the three-year average (38,740). The Progressive Insurance ...

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NMMA hosts invasive species event on Capitol Hill

Last week, NMMA – in coordination with the Congressional Boating Caucus (CBC) – hosted a briefing event for nearly 50 congressional staff in Washington, D.C. to examine the role Congress can play in combatting aquatic invasive species (AIS). The event – titled “How Congress Can Help Address Aquatic Invasive Species” – featured opening remarks from Representative John Garamendi (D-CA-03). Representative ...

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OPEI: New poll shows consumer confusion around fuel

Consumers remain confused about the multiple fuel product offerings in the marketplace, says a new study commissioned by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and conducted online by The Harris Poll among over 3,000 U.S. adults. The study, which has been conducted annually for seven years, shows lack of education, inadequate labeling and dangerous marketing tactics around new fuel products, ...

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NMMA announces executive leadership team

The NMMA announced today a new executive leadership team as it reorganizes and builds the framework for NMMA’s strategic vision under NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer. The five-person team reports directly to Hugelmeyer and ensures a strategic focus on the organization’s advocacy and market expansion priorities.  With more than 15 years successfully navigating NMMA through financial challenges and opportunities spanning show ...

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NMMA Canada calls for support during ‘Recreational Boating Day on the Hill’

Today, NMMA Canada members, together with boat dealers and yacht brokers are on Parliament Hill meeting with dozens of parliamentarians, Ministers’ offices, and government officials to promote a message of competitiveness and job creation at the annual ‘Recreational Boating Day on the Hill’.  “The recreational boating sector is a huge contributor to Canada’s economy, adding $5.6 billion of GDP and ...

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Boating and Fishing communities celebrate approval of Biscayne fisheries management plan

Last week, after decades of debate, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the Biscayne National Park (BNP) Fisheries Management Plan. NMMA and much of the recreational boating and fishing community advocated in favor of the plan, which is aimed at increasing the size and abundance of targeted species within the Park by 20%. The plan enters into ...

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