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Legislative Updates
Wednesday, February 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA files comments on Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary »
On Friday, January 31, MRAA submitted comments to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) in response...
Monday, February 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Board of Directors Approve ACMA Resolutions for 2020 »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Board of Directors voted to adopt the Advisory Council of Marine Associa...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are You Dealing with Flooding Issues? »
The MRAA is working with the U.S. Congress to address water resource problems around both the Great Lakes and the Upper Mi...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Boat House Group Acquires Bald Knob Marina »
The Boat House Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bald Knob Marina in Johnsburg, IL. This transaction represe...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Members Testify in Indiana »
On January 27, the Indiana House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on an amendment to House Bill 1385 #2, whic...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Stands Up to Over Fishing in Chesapeake Bay »
On January 29, the Virginia House of Delegates Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on H...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA fights “Right to Repair” in Maine »
On January 23, the Maine State Legislature Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business held a...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate passes Save our Seas 2.0 Act »
On January 9, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Save our Seas 2.0 Act, a crucial step to address the growing water...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Win For Anglers: Federal Government Threatens to Close Down Menhaden Fishery »
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued a statement threatening to temporarily close Chesapeake Bay’s menhaden fishe...
Friday, December 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minnesota Joins a Growing Coalition of States by forming Outdoor Recreation Task Force »
SAINT PAUL, MN – December 13, 2019 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, along with its outdoor recreatio...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York State Expands Lawsuit Against International Commission Following Record Flooding »
On November 15, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Attorney General Leticia James expanded the state’s lawsuit against th...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NOAA Designates Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary »
On Saturday, November 9, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recognized an 18-mile stretch of...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Boating Congress 2020 Registration opens with Early Bird Pricing »
Registration is now open for American Boating Congress (ABC), which will be held Tuesday May 12 – Thursday, May 14, 2020.&...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on Outdoor Recreation, and Passes Amendment Supporting the Outdoor Economy »
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee held a full committee hearing on three outdoor recreation bills that wou...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA joins with Recreational Fishing and Boating Community to applaud Atlantic Striped Bass Decision »
On October 30, members of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board voted 11-4...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Member Testifies before U.S. House Committee »
On Wednesday, October 30, River Valley Companies President, John Wooden was invited by the U.S. House of Representatives t...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA joins Sportfishing and Boating Community Call for Striped Bass Harvest Reduction »
Reducing mortality by 18 percent necessary to conserve and rebuild striped bass population The Marine Retailers Ass...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York to Sue Over Lake Ontario Flooding »
On October 9, The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation filed a lawsuit against the international body c...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Hampshire to Create Office of Outdoor Rec. Industry Development »
New Hampshire joins 16 other states by launching the Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry Development to be housed in the...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Administration Announces Plans to Boost Corn-Based Ethanol »
Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced plans to direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bipartisan Conservation Bill and Working Waterfront Bills Advance Though U.S. House Committee »
On September 25, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources passed the bipartisan National Fish Hab...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BoatPAC Breaks 2019 Record, 100% of MRAA Board Contributes »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) joint politic...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Confirming what we know: Recreational boating a major contributor to economic activity »
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released data proving what we already knew: recreational bo...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hagedorn and Van Drew Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Vocational and Skilled Workforce »
Last week, members of the MRAA team had the chance to discuss the bill with Congressman Jim Hagedorn. Today,...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Promotes Dealer’s Voice on Capitol Hill »
The MRAA Advocacy team is hard at work for you. Newly appointed MRAA Government Relations Manager, Adam Fortier-Brown is w...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA meets with NOAA about Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary expansion »
Our MRAA advocacy team met with members of NOAA to discuss the agency’s proposal to expand the Florida Keys Marine Sanctua...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BoatPAC to Hold Florida Events with Elected Officials and Industry Champions »
BoatPAC, the joint political action committee of NMMA and MRAA will host two events in Florida in the coming weeks with ke...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA, NMMA BoatPAC to Host Two Florida Events »
BoatPAC, the joint political action committee of MRAA and NMMA, will host two upcoming events in Florida with key members...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ORR, NGA Launch Outdoor Recreation Learning Network to Promote Economic Growth »
The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the launch of the Outdoor Recreation Learning Network – of which...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wisconsin Establishes Outdoor Recreation Office »
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed the state budget bill into law, which subsequently created the Office of Outdoor Recr...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
60+ Organizations Support Adding U.S. Forest Service to Backlog Bill »
Over 60 organizations have signed on in support of adding the U.S. Forest Service to the maintenance backlog bill. Below i...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ORR Proposes Registered ORR Proposes Registered Appenticeship Report Language »
Last month, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable urged congressional appropriators to include report language in the Labor, H...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Governor Signs Boat Titling Bill into Law »
Earlier this month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the Uniform Certificate of Title Act (HB 475/S 676). MRA...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ORR Members to Testify Before U.S. Trade Representative; Oppose Tariffs that will Hurt Outdoor Rec. »
Members of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) will make their case before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
June is Great Outdoors Month! »
The weather is warming up and that means summer vacation is right around the corner. Great Outdoors Month® 2019 is a great...

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