NMMA applauds bill to preserve state fisheries management authority

The “Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act,” S. 2807, will safeguard the role of state fisheries management agencies and help prevent unwarranted fishing closures, NMMA said Tuesday. The bill was introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It is similar to legislation that passed the U.S. House as part of the …
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Weekly 5: Federal boating bill would incentivize safety

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 Monday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Federal boating bill would incentivize safety Two Florida members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Patrick Murphy and Republican Tom Rooney have […]
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Yamaha Praises Congressman for Co-sponsoring Gulf Red Snapper Reform Bill

KILGORE, Texas– Yamaha Marine Group today praised U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) for his support of H.R. 3094, the Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act. By co-sponsoring the legislation, the Congressman signals strong support to the 234 employees of Skeeter Boats, a manufacturer of fishing boats in Texas’s First District. “We are extremely thankful […]
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Feinstein, Toomey propose bill to repeal ethanol mandate

A bipartisan duo of U.S. senators have introduced a bill to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015 was introduced Thursday by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is also a co-sponsor. The bill is similar to […]
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House bill aims at reforming Renewable Fuel Standard, ethanol rules

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are making another attempt to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the RFS Reform Act of 2015 today. The bill would eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels. It is a modified version of a bill Goodlatte introduced in the […]
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Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York receives 2014 Bill Ferguson Award

MINNEAPOLIS, December 5, 2014 — The Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York was recently honored with the 2014 Bill Ferguson Award, which recognizes outstanding service by a marine trades association to its members and the boating business as a whole. The award was presented to BIA executive director Barb Caster Wednesday, Nov. 19 during […]
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Amendment fight kills sportsmen’s bill in Senate (Video)

Despite bipartisan support, a bill to increase protections for fishing and hunting failed to get through the Senate Thursday. The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 had 46 co-sponsors from both parties and had advanced in the Senate by an 82-12 vote on Monday, but died as Senators attempted to make amendments to the bill. Many […]
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