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NMMA encourages 4th of July boaters to wear masks

safe boating

With millions of Americans expected to take to the water during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, NMMA is calling on all boaters to recreate responsibly and abide by health and social distancing guidelines. Based on guidance from federal, state and local health officials, NMMA is strongly encouraging everyone to wear a mask in appropriate areas, including when entering or ...

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USMCA is now in effect

USMCA

With the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) now in effect, NMMA is reminding members to review changes that pertain to the recreational boating industry. Members are also encouraged to read NMMA’s fact sheet on USMCA for a refresh of the main components of the agreement. Under USMCA, there are no changes to the rules of origin for recreational marine engines and boats. ...

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New NAFTA starts July 1

New USMCA takes effect

With the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entering into force on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, NMMA is reminding members to review changes that pertain to the recreational boating industry. Members are also encouraged to read NMMA’s fact sheet on USMCA for a refresh of the main components of the agreement. Under USMCA, there are no changes to the rules of origin for ...

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NMMA recaps recent advocacy efforts

In the 10 weeks between March and early June, governors issued nearly 2,000 emergency orders, proclamations, and directives related to the COVID-19 crisis among additional issues. As states continue to relax stay-at-home orders, the NMMA advocacy team said it continues to monitor re-opening plans across the county as well as the impact on boating access, manufacturing, retail and large public ...

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International Women in Boating re-ignites

By Wanda Kenton Smith I’m old enough to recall going to boat shows and being only one of a few female executives in attendance. While I’ve always enjoyed the company of male colleagues, I longed to meet other women who shared my career of choice.  Back in the early ‘90s, I founded International Women in Boating (IWB) with the goal ...

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Fishing for a pandemic panacea

By David Gee More than 49 million Americans find their way to freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing ever year, but fishing’s popularity has surged since the COVID-19 crisis gripped the country. “Fishing is obviously something you can easily and safely do while social distancing,” says Stephanie Vatalaro, senior vice president of marketing and communications for the Recreational Boating & Fishing ...

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NMMA and MRAA release new COVID-19 resource

NMMA and MRRA release COVID-19 resource

MRAA and NMMA have partnered to release a new state retail reopening tracking document, which serves as a quick guide to retail guidelines by state. This new resource will be updated weekly and include the current phase for the state, what the parameters are for expanding businesses and where you can read the guidelines for retail operations. The latest document ...

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Clean Vessels Act program receives funding

Clean Vessel Act

The Clean Vessels Act program has received $32.8 million in grants – with an additional non-federal match of $21.9 million – for states and communities to support outdoor recreation and help boaters keep America’s waters clean. The funding comes from the CVA program and the Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program which provide monies to communities to build and maintain facilities ...

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Nominations for 2020 NMMA Hall of Fame Award due July 15

NMMA Hall of Fame Award logo

Just a reminder that nominations are being accepted for the 2020 NMMA Hall of Fame Award through July 15. The award will be presented at the IBEX Industry Breakfast in Tampa, FL, and honors those who have generated or continue to make substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. It recognizes marine leaders whose names and ...

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Senate passes Great American Outdoors Act

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) by a bipartisan vote of 73-25. “Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and increased uncertainty as the country continues the process of reopening, it is encouraging to see our nation’s policymakers coming together and prioritizing legislation that ensures both local economies and families can reap the benefits of outdoor recreation activities ...

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