Tag: boating advocacy

Lake Havasu Gathering Promotes Boating Advocacy, Education

Recently, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Lake Havasu Marine Association (LHMA) met with elected officials from the Arizona State Legislature and the Lake Havasu City community to discuss various recreational boating priorities and highlight the impact recreational boating has on the local Lake Havasu City […]

MRAA, Dealers Share Concerns at American Boating Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2023 – Last week, the recreational boating industry, including the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, visited Washington, D.C., for the annual American Boating Congress (ABC) hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. MRAA staff, members of the MRAA Board of Directors and several MRAA members brought marine industry issues to […]

A New Restriction May be on the Horizon for Gulf Coast Boating: Petition to Establish Rice’s Whale Vessel Speed Zone

Impediments to boating access, in the forms of mandatory speed zones or restrictions on boat type or activity, stand to have a major impact on your business by either keeping boaters off the water or disincentivizing folks from buying boats. As the proposed Right Whale Vessel Speed Rule, which would mandate a 10-knot speed restriction […]

Share E-A-R-T-H D-A-Y with Your Boat Customers

• BoatUS.org provides responsible boating tips for the 53rd Annual Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 22 ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 19, 2023 – After a long winter lay-up, boaters are beginning to return to water. With the 53rd annual Earth Day celebration just around the corner on Saturday, April 22, it’s time for boaters to think how […]

Proposed Vessel Speed Rule Will Hamper Recreation, Do Little for Right Whale

• Recreational boating and fishing community submit comment, ask NOAA to pause rule WASHINGTON, D.C., October 7, 2022 — Monday, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and other leading organizations representing recreational fishing and boating in the United States urged the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to pause its proposed North Atlantic Right Whale […]

Cassidy, Daines Introduce Bill to Protect Use of Traditional Ammo, Tackle

[Supplied Release] WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Steve Daines (R-MT), and 21 colleagues today introduced the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act, which stops federal agencies from banning the use of traditional ammo or tackle on public lands without approval from scientific institutions and state wildlife agencies. Last week, the U.S. Fish […]

New York State Passes Right to Repair; Exempts Marine Industry

ALBANY, N.Y. — June 22 — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and the Coalition Opposed to Illegal Tampering have made immense progress in New York after meeting with Senator Breslin to inform him of the potential harms right to repair legislation could have on Marine and other off-road […]