Boaters and recreational boating business, including dealers, manufacturers and marinas, rely on clean water, healthy ecosystems and abundant fish populations. Combating the environmental challenges facing the recreational boating community—rising sea levels, ocean acidification, water pollution and climate change—requires action.
To ensure future generations can enjoy our natural resources and time on the water, the marine manufacturing industry is committed to lessening its impact and protecting the environment.
- Reauthorize and modernize the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund
- Provide additional funding for Everglades restoration, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and Chesapeake Bay Program
- Expand funding through the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy—which awards funds for advanced battery, engine, and fuel technologies—to support next generation marine propulsion research
- Increase funding to address water quality issues, including harmful algal blooms and marine debris
- Implement 30x30 protections that maintain reasonable and responsible access to recreation.
NMMA & Recreational Boating Industry's Commitment to Protecting our Environment
[3808.77 Kb] NMMA’s white paper on the significant contributions the recreational boating industry has made to protect the environment and further conservation efforts.
Overview: Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund Overview
[55.34 Kb] A backgrounder on the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund), how it is funded, and key facts.
[368.17 Kb] An overview of the Paris Climate Agreement, and what it means for the recreational boating industry.
Guide: Aquatic Invasive Species
[340.92 Kb] Understanding aquatic invasive species (AIS) and their environmental, economic and public health effects.
Comments: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Restoration Blueprint
[548.37 Kb] NMMA's comments on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s draft environmental impact statement for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.