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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RFA urges members speak out against ethanol mandate

The Recreational Fishing Alliance is encouraging its members to take action on ethanol by participating in a campaign being conducted through Boating United, a grassroots platform organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. In May, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed increasing renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017. The announcement was met with dismay from NMMA …
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BoatUS urges veto of Florida anchoring carve out

Allowing a select few to carve out their own special anchoring restrictions, and bypassing a pilot program designed to provide practical, uniform anchoring regulations statewide is a mistake, said BoatUS President Margaret Bonds Podlich in a letter sent Tuesday to Florida Gov. Rick Scott. BoatUS is asking the Governor to veto House Bill 1051, which […]
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