Tag Archives: water access

Miami-Dade County set to reopen boat ramps, marinas

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez recently announced a three-phase plan for reopening the county’s recreation spaces, including public boat ramps and marinas. NMMA and its members said they worked closely with the mayor’s staff to develop the reopening plan, with Joe Neber, president and owner of Contender Boats serving on the taskforce that provided guidance on easing social-distancing restrictions. While ...

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Oregon approves bill requiring access permit for non-motorized boats

Last week, the Oregon Senate and House passed SB47 – legislation that would require operators of nonmotorized boats to purchase a waterway access permit – sending the measure to Governor Kate Brown who is expected to sign it into law. The NMMA said it strongly supported this bill and submitted testimony to Oregon’s Joint Ways and Means Committee in favor ...

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Boating businesses give Trump administration positive grade

Water access, ethanol, tax policy are top concerns By Tim Hennagir Trump administration policies implemented in the president’s first year in office are having a positive effect, according to a majority of those surveyed by Boating Industry. However, when asked about the scope of overall government regulation and its ongoing impact upon marine businesses, many respondents provided strong responses when ...

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ASA Keep Florida Fishing effort aims to preserve access

At this year’s Miami International Boat Show, the American Sportfishing Association unveiled its new Keep Florida Fishing initiative with the goal of “clean waters, abundant fisheries and access to both.” “There are more than 3 million resident and visiting anglers, who support more than 80,000 jobs in the state, with $8.7 billion in economic output. Yet, there are numerous efforts ...

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Survey: Ethanol, other policy issues big concerns for boating

From tax policy to environmental regulations to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the government is making it more difficult to do business in the boating industry, say a majority of Boating Industry readers. That’s according to the latest Boating Industry reader survey of dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and others in the industry. We asked the readers of our print and digital products ...

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