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New Jersey hosts first marine career day

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Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam opened the first New Jersey Boating Career Day with remarks to more than 40 students from New Jersey and Philadelphia high schools, colleges and technical schools exploring a career in recreational boating.

Following Career Day, the mayor welcomed guests to a policy briefing attended by more than 25 attendees and staffers from Democratic New Jersey Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez’s offices, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Staff members also visited from the office of Rep. Tom, MacArther, R-N.J.

The briefing included presentations and updates from the NMMA government relations team on the state of the industry nationally and locally.

Jim Donofrio from the Recreational Fishing Alliance gave the latest update on the Modern Fish Act news, and Melissa Danko, from the New Jersey Marine Trades Association, updated the group on new administrative changes within the state, as well as her policy agenda. 

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