RFA urges action on marine sanctuaries, welcomes new commerce secretary

The Recreational Fishing Alliance on Thursday extended its congratulations to newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.,and at the same time urged the new secretary to slow the creation of new marine sanctuaries. “We’re hopeful that, with Secretary Ross’s business experience and President Trump’s leadership, the recreational fishing industry will grow and …
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Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable urges action on Zinke nomination

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable urged Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to promptly bring Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke’s nomination to the Senate floor and support his confirmation, saying “The Department needs active policy leadership as soon as possible.” Three key recreation industry leaders explained the importance of confirming the nominee in …
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Marine industry’s political action committees merge

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and the National Marine Manufacturers Association have merged their political action committees to form one voice for recreational boating on Capitol Hill. BoatPAC, the recreational boating industry’s political action committee, is overseen by a joint board of MRAA and NMMA members. BoatPAC enables the marine […]
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Action Craft Boats aims at expanded production, dealer network

In an effort to match production with demand, Action Craft Boats has partnered with Tampa-based Suncoast Credit Union to secure a US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan. SBA is a federal program designed to strengthen the nation’s economy by providing support to small businesses. “We’re ramping-up production to facilitate expanding our dealership network outside of […]
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BoatUS releases call to action to stop boaters fee proposed by NC legislators

ALEXANDRIA, Va. ­– As part of the current North Carolina budget debate, the state General Assembly is currently considering legislation that would impose a significant new user fee on all recreational boats 24 feet and longer that are used in coastal waters. The costs proposed for the new North Carolina “Coastal Waterways User Identification Fee” […]
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