Tag Archives: national marine manufacturers association

NOAA announces new national policy for America’s saltwater recreational anglers

Today at the annual Progressive Insurance Miami Boat Show, NOAA Fisheries Administrator Eileen Sobeck announced a new national policy to better serve America’s 11 million recreational saltwater anglers and the companies and communities that rely on them. The National Marine Manufacturing Association (NMMA), which runs the boat show, hosted today’s briefing for media and constituents. Recreational fishing is an important ...

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House bill aims at reforming Renewable Fuel Standard, ethanol rules

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are making another attempt to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the RFS Reform Act of 2015 today. The bill would eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels. It is a modified version of a bill Goodlatte introduced in the previous Congress. Several industry associations ...

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Miami boat show plans prompt lawsuit

The village of Key Biscayne is opting to sue the city of Miami over its plans for the Miami International Boat Show. The village council voted this week to sue city over the $16 million plan to rehabilitate the area around the Miami Marine Stadium to host the show in 2016, the Miami Herald reported. Key Biscayne officials are concerned ...

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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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Vote expected Thursday on Miami boat show move

City officials are expected to vote Thursday on a plan to spend millions of dollars to improve land near the Miami Marine Stadium in order to prepare it to host the Miami International Boat Show there in 2016, the Miami Herald reported. The show first announced plans to move in November in conjunction with a large renovation project lead by ...

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Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

Much has been made of the pending reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which manages commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries in the United States. It’s a contentious bill that, recreational marine interests suggest, is too heavily weighted toward the commercial fishing industry while giving short shrift to the nation’s recreational fishing and boating interests. Similarly, much ...

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Discover Boating brings press to British Virgin Islands

Garnering favorable coverage for the marine industry as a whole, the National Marine Manufacturers Association's Discover Boating arm organized a press flotilla in the British Virgin Islands resulting in a feature article in an upcoming issue of the widely circulated Coastal Living magazine. As part of the press adventure, which took place in November 2011, Coastal Living Editor-in-Chief Antonia van der Meer ...

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