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Yamaha Praises Governor Rick Scott for His Support of the Fishing and Boating Community

Posted 3/15/2016


Panama City, Fla.  – March 15, 2016 –  Today, the Yamaha Marine Group praised Governor Rick Scott for once again demonstrating his commitment to over 865,000 Florida jobs dependent on boating and fishing.  The Governor has recently conducted a thorough selection process for nominees to serve on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council), during which he made his top priority to listen to the needs and desires of Florida’s citizens.  By acting upon the feedback he received from Floridians, the Governor has taken action that will support over 5,500 small business in Florida.

“Governor Scott has once again demonstrated his commitment to Florida jobs through his recent selection of Gulf Council nominees.  We are extremely thankful to the Governor for the diligence he demonstrated throughout the process, and the care he took to make sure the citizens of Florida had a voice in the process,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group, “I think it is very important that the governor has made a habit of listening to the people of his state, and that he is strongly committed to the jobs supported by boating and fishing businesses in Florida.  The citizens of Florida are very lucky to have leaders like Governor Scott in office.”

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 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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