Tag Archives: Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund

Congress moves to reauthorize Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund

Ahead of the August Recess, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund — a program that supports about $650 million annually in fishery restoration and conservation efforts, boating access and infrastructure, as well as fish stocking programs important to recreational anglers.  Reauthorizing the Trust Fund is a top priority for the ...

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Congress moves to restore fishery restoration and conservation efforts

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Both chambers of the U.S. Congress took important steps to reauthorize the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) – a program that supports about $650 million annually in fishery restoration and conservation efforts, boating access and infrastructure, as well as fish stocking programs important to recreational anglers. Reauthorizing the Trust Fund is a top priority of the recreational boating ...

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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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Interior secretary announces $14 million in boating grants

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced $14 million in Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG), which support water-related outdoor recreation and tourism by improving facilities for large transient recreational boats across the country. Zinke also announced a $60 million cooperative agreement with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation to help retain and recruit recreational anglers and boaters of all ...

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Weekly 5: Flagler Beach not giving up on Sea Ray challenge

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Flagler Beach not giving up on Sea Ray challenge Flagler County, Fla., voted last week to rezone Sea Ray’s property there to allow an expanded parking lot. Now, ...

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House passes two-month highway bill extension

The U.S. House approved an extension of funding for highways and mass transit (and by extension, the Sport Fish fund) Tuesday. The Senate is expected to follow suit before it breaks for Memorial Day. The bill continues funding through July 31 for the Highway Trust Fund. It is the latest of dozens of short-term extensions to transportation funding. The Sport ...

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Designated Skipper campaign launches nationwide

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – In honor of National Safe Boating Week, the non-profit Sea Tow Foundation announced the nationwide rollout of its Designated Skipper campaign. The goal of this program, which is supported by a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund as administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, is to help eliminate boating under the influence (BUI) ...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards more than $16 million to support clean waters, recreational boating

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today more than $16.2 million in funding to 27 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. CVA provides grant funds for the construction, replacement, renovation and maintenance of facilities that assist recreational boaters in properly disposing of on-board septic waste. The program also provides information and education about ...

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