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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Three state agencies receive grants through new RBFF program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the recipients of its new State Innovative R3 Program Grants. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are the first three states to receive funds through this new grants program to support innovative and sustainable state […]
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RBFF brings lapsed anglers and boaters back with State Marketing Program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)  announced the 2015 launch of its State Marketing Program, a nationwide effort to increase fishing license sales and boat registrations among lapsed participants. The 2015 program, which is being conducted in partnership with 29 state agencies for the State Fishing License Marketing Program and 20 state agencies […]
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Federal, state and Riviera Beach officials announce dredging permits to deepen Intracoastal Waterway

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – The federal government has cleared the way for a deepening of the Intracoastal Waterway, more than six years in the making, that will unlock the true economic potential of businesses along  Riviera Beach’s waterfront. U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, announced November 11 in a joint press conference with officials […]
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State of Wisconsin proclaims July 14 as Mercury Marine Day

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today presented Mercury Marine with a proclamation signed by Governor Scott Walker declaring July 14 as Mercury Marine Day in the State of Wisconsin. The honor was given to Mercury in celebration of its 75th anniversary and commitment to apprenticeship training. Over the […]
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