Yamaha adds government relations coordinator

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Yamaha Marine Group named Austin Roebuck as marine government relations coordinator.

The company said Roebuck will be responsible for supporting Yamaha Marine’s advocacy efforts, including the endorsement of “A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries,” which calls for change in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law governing saltwater fisheries management.

He also will help Yamaha continue to raise awareness of ethanol’s potential harmful effects in marine engines and fight to keep E15 from becoming a primary fuel source.

“Austin’s experience and political background are a good fit for our team,” Yamaha Marine Group government relations manager Martin Peters said in a statement. “We are pleased to have him join us as we ramp up our efforts to support the marine industry’s positions on important legislative initiatives related to fisheries and ethanol.”

Roebuck comes to Yamaha Marine from the office of Georgia state Senate Majority Leader Ronnie Chance, where he was Senate aide.

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