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Yamaha Marine Announces Marine Plastics Initiative in Support of Save Our Seas Act


Yamaha Marine Group today announced a new marine plastics removal
program in support of the Save Our Seas Act (S. 756), which was passed
by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 25, 2018. The bill aims to
strengthen research and international coordination of anti-debris
efforts to protect America's oceans, coastlines, and inland waterways.
The Yamaha Marine Plastics Initiative not only endorses the bill, but
aims to raise awareness and advocacy for the issue of ocean plastics and
for further legislation.

The bipartisan Save Our Seas Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate by
Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Cory
Booker (D-N.J.) in 2017. It passed the Senate in August of 2017, but was
stalled in the House until this summer.

"Yamaha Marine has supported the Save Our Seas Act from its inception,
by raising awareness for the bill and encouraging advocacy," said Ben
Speciale, Yamaha Marine Group President. "It is crucial to support our
oceans so that we can continue to enjoy our fisheries, our resources and
creating memories out on the water."

A Yamaha Marine team traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to present
ideas for the Yamaha Marine Plastics Initiative with the offices of
Senators Sullivan and Booker and Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.)
In addition, they met with Representatives Charles Crist (D-Fla.) and
Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), to discuss and refine the program and gauge
interest in additional legislation to mitigate ocean plastics.

"We want to maintain the momentum of the Save Our Seas Act, which speaks
to the heart of marine conservation," said Martin Peters, Senior
Manager, Government Relations, Yamaha Marine Group. "The Yamaha Marine
Plastics Initiative will continue to raise awareness among consumers for
the problem of ocean plastics, encourage further bipartisan legislative
action, and support a plastics removal program that all boaters and
anglers can take part in."

The Save Our Seas Act now awaits action in the Senate after having been
amended by the House. Yamaha encourages boaters and anglers to continue
to send prewritten letters of support to their legislators through

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
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