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NMMA announces 2019 Hall of Fame Award recipients

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry pioneers into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Earl Bentz, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Caymas Boats, and Scott Deal, Founder and CEO of Maverick Boat Group, will be presented with the 2019 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) at the show’s annual ...

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Maverick Boat CEO Testifies at Senate Hearing on the Blue Economy

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing titled "Our Blue Economy: Successes and Opportunities" to examine the need for increased federal investments in ocean technologies and fisheries – a top advocacy priority of the recreational boating and fishing community. NMMA board member Scott Deal, President and CEO of Florida-based Maverick Boat Group testified at ...

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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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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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At the Helm: We’re all in fisheries reform together

A unified fishing and boating industry stands ready to take a huge step early this year in Washington when the Modern Fish Act moves through Congress.  In mid-December, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide ...

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