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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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NMMA releases results from industry policy survey

This morning, NMMA released the results from its first boating industry policy survey, serving as a critical component of the association’s strategic plan to solicit industry engagement. More than 1,500 responded to the survey – exceeding the association’s projections – which will play an important role in shaping NMMA’s policy priorities in the coming year. According to the survey results, ...

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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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Don’t wait for 2016 to take action

Now that it is the spring of 2015, we are that much closer to being almost ready to possibly consider candidates who might run for office in 2016! All joking aside, I’ve read more than one article about candidates in both parties getting ready to start campaigning for the primaries in 2016 and speculation around possible candidacies. People on both ...

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NOAA report shows massive economic gains from fishing

In its latest report on the economic gains from fishing, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $199 billion in sales in 2012 and contributed $89 billion to GDP. That's a gain of seven percent over the previous year, which translates to a three-percent increase in fishing jobs from 2011 to ...

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