Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, January 2006


Featuring...Marine Trades Association of New Jersey


The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) has been a major voice of the recreational marine industry for over 30 years in New Jersey.  Comprised of over 300 marine related businesses, MTA/NJ is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the recreational marine industry and waterways in the state.


The organization administers the Clean Vessel Act program, which awards grants for the installation of pump out facilities at private marinas to remove sewage from recreational boats.  The MTA/NJ distributes a free waterproof pumpout guide/map that lists participating marinas and helpful information.  Also, MT/NJ is involved in the NJ Clean Marina Program.


The MTA/NJ also focuses on working to solve dredging challenges in waterways.  The MTA/NJ has participated in and/or co-sponsored a number of educational workshops and seminars focused on dredging and dredged material management. 


In addition, MTA/NJ works with organizations and councils on national, state, and local levels.  The MTA/NJ advises and is an active participant in many councils and organizations, including Clean Ocean Action (COA).  


 “NJ boaters and businesses alike depend on clean water and a healthy boating environment, and therefore we support efforts to protect and improve our waterways,” said, Melissa Danko, MTA/NJ Executive Director.


The MTA/NJ is a long-time coalition member, representing the recreational boating industry and participating in COA’s campaigns to end ocean dumping and pollution.  Scottie Franklin of Main One Marina in Avon-By-The-Sea sits on both MTA/NJ and COA Boards.  The organization is the most recent supporter of the Clean Ocean Zone.


For information about MTA/NJ, call 732-292-1051 or visit

Portions adapted from MTA/NJ website


49 Avenel Blvd.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Field Office:

Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Voice: (732) 872-0111
FAX: (732) 872-8041

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