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Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT - Please Support the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary by Signing This Letter of Support »
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects a complex, interconnected ecosystem with different habitats and wildli...
Friday, December 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT - Biscayne National Park:Spearfishing and Lobster Mini-Season »
You may be aware that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding a public meeting in Panama C...
Thursday, December 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alert - NOAA Proposes Changes to Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary »
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) proposes to expa...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Join us at Dive in Day at the Florida Capitol »
Each year DEMA sponsors "Dive in Day" in Tallahassee, FL, giving local DEMA Members the unique opportunity to showcase the...
Monday, December 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amy Lee Honored as DEMA’s 2019 Wave Makers Award Recipient »
** Announcement Made at the 2019 DEMA Awards Party ** The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association is pleased to ann...

Public Policy: Employment Practices
Thursday, June 16, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
INDUSTRY ALERT: Your Support is Needed Immediately - New Department of Labor Overtime Rules »
INDUSTRY ALERT Your Support is Needed Immediately - New Department of Labor Overtime Rules Time...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Alert: Your Input is Needed NOW - New Department Of Labor Overtime Rules »
On May 18, 2016 the US Department of Labor released its new rules on the salary threshold for overtime pay. ...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert: New Department Of Labor Overtime Rules Announced »
On May 18, 2016 the US Department of Labor released its  new rules  on the salary threshold for overtime pay...

Public Policy: Environmental Issues
Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT - Please Support the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary by Signing This Letter of Support »
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects a complex, interconnected ecosystem with different habitats and wildli...
Monday, March 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert: Support SB 708 to Prohibit the Sale of Certain Damaging Sunscreen Products »
SB 708: An Act Relating to the Sale of Sunscreen Florida has introduced SB 708 – Prohibiting the sale of Certain...
Monday, March 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert: Support HB 99 (SB 352) to Protect Florida's Marine Ecosystem & Shark Population »
HB 99 and SB 352 - An Act Relating to Shark Fins and Ray Parts   As divers we understand that sharks are neces...
Monday, December 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: DEMA Offers Testimony to FWC on Topics Critical for Divers »
On December 12, DEMA’s President and CEO, Tom Ingram, and Legislative Advocate, Bob Harris, along with numerous interested...
Thursday, November 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Alert: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting Regarding Goliath Grouper »
Meeting in St. Augustine, Florida, Also Includes Draft Rules for Shore Based Shark Fishing and Marine Life Harvest While D...

Public Policy: Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Friday, December 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT - Biscayne National Park:Spearfishing and Lobster Mini-Season »
You may be aware that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding a public meeting in Panama C...
Thursday, December 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT - NOAA Proposes Changes to Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary »
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) proposes to expa...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Join us at Dive in Day at the Florida Capitol »
Each year DEMA sponsors "Dive in Day" in Tallahassee, FL, giving local DEMA Members the unique opportunity to showcase the...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Biscayne National Park - Spearfishing and Lobster Mini-Season »
You may be aware that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently held a Public Meeting in Cap...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NOAA Proposes Changes to Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary »
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) proposes to expa...

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