Tennessee commission to address Asian carp

October 9th, 2020

Tenn. Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order establishing the Asian Carp Advisory Commission to study and provide advice regarding the best methods for mitigating the invasion of Asian carp into the state’s lakes and river systems, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. “Tennessee’s lakes and rivers are a critical feature of our […]

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Coast Guard survey seeks input on improving waterway navigation

October 7th, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft System, which applies to waters less than 12 feet deep, to update its policies and make U.S. navigable waterways safer and more efficient, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The survey will remain open until November […]

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Boat shipments, powerboat sales continue to climb

October 5th, 2020

New data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) show wholesale shipments of new boats increased for the third consecutive month in July, doubling compared to June on a seasonally adjusted basis, as boat building production continued to gain momentum across all boat categories. The latest data also show new powerboat retail sales continuing to […]

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Bipartisan legislation to protect small businesses from natural disasters

October 2nd, 2020

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Angus King (ME-I), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Providing Resources for Emergency Preparedness and Resilient Enterprises (PREPARE) Act, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. This bipartisan legislation, which matches companion legislation in the U.S. House […]

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