Marine CEOs report strong business productivity through Q2

October 19, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Q2 2021 Marine CEO Sentiment Report, a quarterly survey to assess the state and needs of U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses, is now available. The latest data shows marine CEO assessments of overall busine…
Maryland governor establishes outdoor rec office

October 15, 2021  |  Industry News, News

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the state would establish an office of outdoor recreation (OREC) and the hiring of the first Executive Director, J. Daryl Anthony, according the National Marine Manufacturing Association website. In partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources…
NOAA seeks new members for Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

October 14, 2021  |  Industry News, News

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is seeking up to four new members for its Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs and other ma…
2022 MFA Conference registration now open

September 24, 2021  |  Events, Industry News

Registration is open, and the full conference schedule is available for the annual Marine Fabricators Conference being held Jan. 13-15, 2022, at Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C.  The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help marine …
California assembly approves legislation to keep marine manufacturers in federal compliance with consumer protection law

September 22, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The California Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 335 (AB 335) following unanimous passage in the California Senate, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. The legislation ensures that marine manufacturers maintain compliance with federal consumer protection law…
New appointments to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

September 16, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. Coast Guard recently appointed 20 individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC), which was established in 2018. NBSAC members are selected from disciplines within the following fields of expertise: state boating safety programs, recreational vesse…
Submit outdoor recreation projects eligible for LWCF funding

September 15, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) offers the outdoor recreation community an opportunity to have its voice heard and inform agency and congressional partners of priorities carried out through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the maintenance backlog. In an ef…
Minnesota DNR seeks Game and Fish Fund Oversight Committee members

September 14, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking applications from Minnesota residents to serve two-year terms on the Game and Fish Fund Oversight Committee. The Game and Fish Fund has two oversight committees–the Fisheries Oversight Committee (FOC) and the Wildlife Oversight Committ…