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Florida Governor Rick Scott Nominates Phil Dyskow for Appointment to Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

Posted 3/16/2017


Kennesaw, Ga., March 16, 2017 - Yamaha Marine Group praised Governor Rick Scott for his recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce for appointments to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC), which included Phil Dyskow, Immediate Past President of Yamaha Marine Group.

“Governor Scott has once again demonstrated a strong commitment to Florida jobs through the selection of his Gulf Council nominees.  We applaud the governor’s nominations, and are thankful to the Governor for the diligence he demonstrated throughout the process,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group. “Phil Dyskow’s qualifications are backed by decades of industry, conservation, and fishery management experience, which make him the ideal choice to serve the people of Florida on the Gulf Council.

Governor Scott’s nominees for the Gulf Council will now be considered by the Secretary of Commerce, who will select one final appointee to serve on the Council.  Council members are tasked with managing marine resources to the greatest benefit of the nation, as outlined by Congress in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).  Council members serve three-year terms and are limited to a maximum of three consecutive terms.

Yamaha Marine has relationships with more than 300 independent boat builders and dealers in Florida.


Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit


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