The Marine Recreation Association (MRA) recently announced that after more than two years of COVID restrictions, the California Boating Congress (CBC) will return in-person April 18 and 19, 2022, and bring together the marine industry and boating community to amplify the importance and economic impact of the marine industry and recreational boating in California, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website.
This year’s event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Sacramento, kicking off with an evening Welcome Reception on April 18 and a full day of interactive hybrid events on April 19. The event enables communication among boaters, the marine industry and California state legislators and regulators to help effectively shape the state’s future boating policy, funding and regulation.
Topics this year include:
- The impact of the drought on boating access at reservoirs and what the state is doing about it.
- Boating infrastructure needs including docks, launch ramps, pump-out stations and electric boat infrastructure.
- CARB emissions regulations for commercial fleets and potential impact on recreational boating.
- 365-Day fishing license implementation.
This year’s CBC is being co-hosted by the MRA and ten other boating-related groups. For more information, click here.