Yamaha Marine Group endorses ocean cleanup bill

Yamaha endorsed a Senate bill that the company said is intended to strengthen research and international coordination of anti-debris efforts.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Yamaha Marine Group endorsed a Senate bill that the company said is intended to strengthen research and international coordination of anti-debris efforts to protect the country’s oceans, coastlines and inland waterways.

Senate Bill 756, the bipartisan Save Our Seas Act, was introduced by Sens. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.). It unanimously cleared the Senate Commerce Committee on April 5 and awaits action by the full Senate.

Yamaha said the bill would reauthorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program, allowing for additional funds to help with debris cleanup and encouraging the executive branch to engage with nationals responsible for the majority of marine debris.

“When Senator Sullivan told us about the Save Our Seas Act in mid-March, we were eager to support it,” Yamaha Marine Group senior manager for government relations Martin Peters said in a statement.

“Keeping America’s oceans and waterways clean is very important to boaters and anglers, and we encourage the entire industry to send letters in support of this bill to their congressmen through Yamaha Marine Advocacy or BassforSalt.com.”

Related

Distributor Expands ePropulsion Sales Territory

Mack Boring will now offer ePropulsion’s electric outboards in the entire North American and Central American markets.

Registration Still Open for NMMA Webinar

The March 4 State of the Industry webinar includes the presentation of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards and the Alan J. Freedman Award.

Rollick Secures $8.5 million in Funding

The market strategists said Web traffic in the third quarter of 2020 was up 245 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Time to Cry Foul Over Erie Canal Changes

An act has been introduced in the waning days of New York’s annual budget process that allows no opportunity for public input.

Service to Send $1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute funds to states to bolster conservation projects and recreational opportunities.

Quick Hits: March 1, 2021

Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard adds SF Marina floating dock array.

Patrick Supports Care Camps

The outdoors camps for children with cancer receive a first-time gift and marketing support from Patrick Industries.

Brunswick Creates Autonomy Position

The company promoted Jason Arbuckle to marine autonomy technology lead, with a focus on incorporating autonomous and driver-assist features into its product line.