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MMTA Sponsors Kids Boating and Fishing Week

Courtesy of Massachusetts Marine Trades Association

Courtesy of Massachusetts Marine Trades Association

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association has announced that it is organizing a fun Massachusetts KIDS Boating & Fishing Week June 4-12.

The special week of events, coinciding with Great Outdoors Month and the White House proclamation of National Fishing & Boating Week, encourages youth boating and fishing events around the state for the fourth consecutive year.

A key objective is highlighting the special experiences that boating and fishing industry organizations and businesses offer children in Massachusetts and to introduce kids new to boating to the water, the association said in a statement yesterday.

“Approximately 70 percent of adult boaters started boating when they were kids, and the MMTA recognizes that the more kids we can get on the water in a safe and smart manner today, the better off our industry will be tomorrow,” the association said. 

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