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Nearly 320K Boats Sold in 2020
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Nearly 320K Boats Sold in 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association reported that retail sales of new boats reached nearly 320,000 units last year, up 13 percent from 2019 and the highest level since 2009. NMMA said all powerboat segments were up, ranging from 8 to 22 percent. The data is compiled in its New Powerboat Registrations Report. “New-boat sales continued...

NOAA Webinars to Assist Charter Captains with Reporting Webinars
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NOAA Webinars to Assist Charter Captains with Reporting Webinars

The Webinars will assist fishermen with the Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Requirements   NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Regional Office will host weekly question and answer webinar sessions to assist participants with program information and compliance. WHEN: The webinars are scheduled for Tuesday evenings starting at 6:30 PM, EST, from March 2 to March 30, 2021.  The...

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Blackbird Products Group, LLC, to Sponsor The Round Rock Classic

Cincinnati, OH – Blackbird Products Group, LLC, parent company of Mammoth Coolers, is proud to be the official sponsor of the second annual event of the Round Rock Classic, a 4 team Division l collegiate baseball tournament held annually at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas.   The second annual Round Rock Classic is set...

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MMA Announces 2020 Neptune Award Winners

Marine Marketers of America (MMA) today announced the winners of the 2020 Neptune Awards for Marine Marketing Excellence. This year’s 13th annual competition was open to any organization producing and publishing marine industry marketing materials between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. “It was clear from the variety and creativity of work submitted this year...

MidwayUSA Promotes Matt Fleming to President & CEO
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MidwayUSA Promotes Matt Fleming to President & CEO

Columbia, MO – The Board of Directors of MidwayUSA announced the promotion of Matt Fleming to President & CEO effective immediately. Matt joined MidwayUSA in 2001 as a Sales and Marketing Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2004. Matt was promoted again in 2009 to President. Since taking the...

Pure Fishing Parent Company Invests in Rapala VMC
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Pure Fishing Parent Company Invests in Rapala VMC

Sycamore Partners, the private equity firm that owns Pure Fishing, has invested in Rapala VMC Corporation. The move comes just a week after Rapala bought the Okuma brand and its associated property rights in Europe and Russia, declaring it as its flagship brand in rods and reels. According to a stock exchange release from Rapala,...

Bass Fishing Ironman Stephen Browning on the NEW St. Croix Victory Series
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Bass Fishing Ironman Stephen Browning on the NEW St. Croix Victory Series

PARK FALLS, Wisc. – Since turning pro in 1996, St. Croix Pro Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Arkansas has competed in over 250 professional-level tournaments across the United States, qualified for ten Bassmaster Classics, and become a member of the exclusive BASS Million Dollar Winnings Club. Of all the victories he’s earned throughout his 25-year...

B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Named To National Fish Habitat Partnership Board
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B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Named To National Fish Habitat Partnership Board

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Gene Gilliland, B.A.S.S. Conservation Director, has accepted a seat on the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Board. Chartered by Congress in 2006, NFHP coordinates 20 regionally-based Fish Habitat Partnerships, each working to improve fish habitat, and has supported more than 1,000 projects benefiting fish habitat in all 50 states. “In this new...

Outdoor Retailer Resets Trade Show to August 10-12
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Outdoor Retailer Resets Trade Show to August 10-12

Outdoor Retailer announced this summer’s trade show will move from June to August 10-12, 2021 and remain at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. The date change was made to facilitate a safe and successful in-person event. “The health, safety and well-being of our community remain our primary focus as we plan for the...

Spring 2021 Issue of The Guidefitter Journal Now Available
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Spring 2021 Issue of The Guidefitter Journal Now Available

  BOZEMAN, Montana– Guidefitter, the largest industry network for professional guides and outfitters, today announced the release of the latest issue of The Guidefitter Journal. This quarterly trade publication curates content exclusively for guiding and outfitting professionals. It explores industry topics, presents business tips tailored specifically to this seasonal profession, and promotes an appreciation for...