Partnership Acronym Listing

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National Marina Day (NMD) is a day put aside for marinas to open their doors to the people in their communities to show off the value of a marina in terms of providing access to waterway recreation, contributing to the local economy, and protecting the waterfront environment.  NMD brings marine industry stakeholders (marinas, dealers, manufacturers, boater education organizations), together to work in unison, plan and conduct a series of nationwide, on-water events that promote boating and the boating lifestyle and serve to grow boat ownership and increase participation in boating activities.  Visit for more information.

National Park Service
Sponsored by the National Park Service Rivers & Trails Program in 2004, this guide provides design guidance for developing canoe and kayak launches. Case examples, designs, and photos of launch sites are included.

NPS-Launch Guide

The Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council
The Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council is a federally chartered advisory committee established in 1993. The Council advises the Interior Department Secretary, through the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on recreational fishing and boating issues. Its 18 members, who serve 2-year terms, include state resource agency directors, representatives of fishing and boating industries and associations, and experts in public outreach, resource conservation, and recreation (with the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the president of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies serving as ex officio members).

SFBPC Web Site

Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF)
RBFF is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby increasing public awareness and appreciation of the need for protecting, conserving and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. RBFF also maintains a public Web site ( that provides how-to and where-to information about boating, fishing and conservation for the public.  RBFF’s NewsWaves E-Newsletter archive is available at

RBFF Web Site

Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)
The International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies was founded in 1902 as a quasi-governmental organization of public agencies charged with the protection and management of North America's fish and wildlife resources
AFWA Web Site

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)
The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) signed on February 7, 2004, a memorandum of understanding pledging the two organizations to work cooperatively to further recreational boating and safety.


National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle.

NMMA Web Site

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