Colombian show sees growth in exhibitors

CARTAGENA, Colombia — About 4,000 visitors were expected at the growing Cartagena International Boat Show, reflecting growth in the recreational boating industry in the country during the show’s second year.

The New England Boat Show sold out of exhibition space. Organizers said attendance was up 8.5 percent.

Anglers’ luck could be changing

Any discussion of the convoluted 1970s laws that regulate saltwater fishing seasons and catch limits tends to leave people glassy-eyed, wondering only, “Can I take my kids fishing?”

A drought of epic scale

People living in California and Colorado River Basin states such as Arizona and New Mexico are no strangers to drought. Even today, with water levels near historic lows, Internet surfers can still find blogs penned by locals marveling at outsiders’ panicked reaction to what has always been an issue in these parts.

The New England Boat Show sold out of exhibition space. Organizers said attendance was up 8.5 percent.

Buyers flock to Boston

Boston Whaler president Huw Bower says one of his least favorite things about indoor boat shows is the lack of sunlight.

A heftier portion of snapper for anglers?

Red snapper — the brilliant vermillion “filet mignon of the sea” coveted by anglers and commercial fishermen alike — was a fish of controversy last year.

For a second year, Cartagena, Colombia, will be the site of an international boat show.

Cartagena show opens Saturday with U.S. pavilion

CARTAGENA, Colombia — The second annual Cartagena International Boat Show kicks off on Saturday and runs through Monday, and it includes the show’s first U.S. pavilion, which will have 16 companies. “We’re reaching out to try to expand into some international markets,” Keith Ammons, of Regulator, told Trade Only Today. “The initial research we’ve done…more

Info-Link report details rebound in ski-boat market

The runabout category has struggled to bounce back post-recession, but the ski and high-performance market has performed well for the last couple of years. That’s according to Jack Ellis of Florida-based Info-Link, who says the segment has exceeded growth in 2003 in several markets. “Ski boats used to be about a 12,000-unit market at one…more

Sea Hawk Paints maker indicted over TBT use

Federal prosecutors charged a Florida paint and coatings manufacturer with conspiring to unlawfully produce and continue sales of a bottom paint containing the pesticide tributyltin methacrylate, or TBT, and falsely representing to customers and distributors that it was in compliance with federal law.

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