NMMA Canada president’s op-ed focuses on need for recycling

Author:
Publish date:

The Hill Times, one of Canada’s most influential political newspapers, published an op-ed by National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada president Sara Anghel, which touched on Canada’s need for solid recycling solutions for boats and the industry’s breadth nationwide.

There has been more attention lately on how to deal with abandoned vessels in Canada, according to the NMMA.

The solution to clean up these boats and avoid problems is not simple, wrote Anghel in the op-ed.

“Although the vast majority of boat owners care about the environment and are responsible owners, their options to dispose of their vessels are limited,” Anghel wrote (page 13). “A strong and enforceable licensing program providing accurate data on ownership and registration is a good start in addressing the issue.

“As Canada’s leading association representing the recreational boating industry… we are committed to a healthy environment and want our waterways clean and free for Canadians to enjoy,” she said. “The federal government is working to find a solution to abandoned and wrecked vessels. We are happy to see this; it’s long overdue.”

Related

A Win for Gulf Reef Fish

The newly authorized DESCEND Act requires anglers to use descending gear when releasing catches in federal Gulf of Mexico waters.

Coast Guard Foundation Names Chairman

Thomas A. Allegretti will lead the non-profit’s board of directors.

In-Person Charleston Show Opens Friday

Under Covid-19 guidelines, the South Carolina boat show has a modified format for the safety of attendees and exhibitors.

Polaris Sees Q4 Surge

The powersports manufacturer had solid gains in every segment, with boat sales up 20 percent.

ABYC Updates Board

The group added a new member and elected several officers, including Nancy Cueroni as chairman.

Quick Hits: January 27, 2021

ICOMIA release its latest state of the industry report; one of the country’s largest waterjet cutting machines goes online at Maine’s Front Street Shipyard; and T-H Marine Supplies names a new national sales and marketing manager.

Q&A with Martin Bjuve

Volvo Penta of the Americas president and lifelong boater Martin Bjuve.

Changing Currents

E-mobility efforts remain centered outside of the U.S.

The Evolving Retail Culture

Finding new ways to connect with boaters.