Quick Hits: June 1, 2020

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting hurricane season, which officially kicks off today and runs through Nov. 30, will be above normal this year. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said there is a 60 percent chance of being an above-normal season, and only a 10 percent chance at being less active than usual.

As phased reopenings are starting to occur throughout the world — and on a state-by-state basis in the U.S. — ICOMIA is updating its country-by-country guide on how the covid-19 pandemic is affecting marine businesses globally. The International Council of Marine Industry Associations lobbies on behalf of national marine associations through committees that are critical in presenting a united voice to address issues that affect the industry as a whole. The latest update can be seen here. 

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Registration for Outdoors Conference Opens

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s June 1-2 virtual conference will include speakers and presenters from government agencies and ORR member partners.

Yamaha Sees Double-Digit Growth in Q1

The marine segment was up 7.4 percent, driven by demand for outboards in North America and Europe but tempered by supply-chain logistics.

Orion Announces SafetyPro Training

The factory-authorized courses are designed “to educate retail associates on how to match a boater’s type of boating with the different signal kits that we offer.”

A Truce on Tariffs?

The E.U. will suspend the June 1 increase of its retaliatory tariffs and agreed to negotiate with the U.S. to end steel and aluminum tariffs.

Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

For 20 Years, FarSounder has been developing and manufacturing 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes.

Dometic Marine Appoints Executives

The company promotes a 20-plus-year employee and adds a vice president of aftermarket sales and e-commerce.

IMEA Launches Scholarship Program

The International Marine Electronics Alliance aims to recruit students into the field of marine technology.

RBFF Campaign Reels in Awards

The fishing-and-boating advocacy group’s Get on Board campaign was recognized by two national public relations organizations.

Suzuki’s Clean Ocean Project

Testing of the engine manufacturer’s microplastics filtering device continues as it moves closer to production. The company also released its full-year financials.