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Quick Hits: July 7, 2020

As phased re-openings and eased travel restrictions continue to occur throughout the world — and some are scaled back on a state-by-state basis in the U.S. — the International Council of Marine Industry Associations is updating its detailed, country-by-country guide on how the covid-19 pandemic is affecting marine businesses globally. ICOMIA lobbies on behalf of national marine associations with the goal of presenting a united voice to address industry issues. The latest update can be seen here

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association has issued guidance for phase three reopening in the state that began on Monday and allows charter vessels to operate once again. Inspected vessels are limited to 50 percent capacity, plus captain and crew. Outdoor gatherings in enclosed spaces are limited to 25 percent of the facility’s capacity and capped at 100 people. Since mid-April, the seven-day average for positive covid-19 tests is down 94 percent in Massachusetts.

This is the last week that nominations will be accepted for the 2020 National Marine Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame Award. The award, which will be presented at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference in Tampa, Fla., recognizes marine leaders “whose names and deeds are synonymous with the pursuit of quality, innovation and perfection within their respective spheres of expertise,” according to NMMA. Criteria and nomination directions can be found here — nominations are being accepted through July 15. 

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