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Congressional Boating Caucus hear from experts on devastating impact NOAA Rule would have on economy

by National Marine Manufacturers Association 14 Nov 2023 12:06 PST
Congressional Boating Caucus Hears from industry experts on devastating impact NOAA Rule would have on coastal economies © NMMA

Members of the bipartisan Congressional Boating Caucus heard from recreational boating and fishing industry stakeholders about how a proposed rule expansion could severely restrict boating access along the Atlantic Seaboard.

Under the Department of Commerce, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has proposed expanding its North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction Rule. The proposed changes do not improve protections for the North Atlantic right whale, put boater safety at risk, raise privacy concerns, severely limit boater access to the Atlantic Ocean, and will significantly harm coastal economies and livelihoods.

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