The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council came out in opposition of President Obama’s announcement that he will create the world’s largest marine preserve in a swath of the Pacific, closing the area to fishing, energy exploration and other activities.
Management at Washington-based Westport Shipyard expects few changes following the yacht builder’s sale to Westport LLC, a group that includes members of the Louisiana-based Chouest family.
Rising water levels in the Midwest and Great Lakes have been welcomed in some areas, but have also presented challenges in other regions.
Beneteau Group isn’t saying how much it spent last week to acquire Rec Boat Holdings, but CFO Patrick Guilloux gave some indication of the overall investment the company made.
If marine dealers’ congressmen and women don’t know them on a first-name basis, dealers aren’t communicating enough with them.
Wells Fargo analysts think investors have become overly focused on the fact that May U.S. boat sales were down without considering several underlying nuances “skewing May data.”
The Beneteau Group’s acquisition of Rec Boat Holdings — parent company of Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab — will help the 130-year-old company further penetrate the North American powerboat market.
Despite some early incremental share losses this year, Malibu Boats expects to realize modest share gains in 2014 overall that are driven by an accelerated pace of innovation and distribution enhancement.
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation president Frank Peterson wants to expand the Take Me Fishing campaign’s reach beyond the people currently boating and fishing. He wants to reach people who are into outdoor experiences and turn them into boaters and anglers.
The recreational fishing and boating community is expressing collective disappointment after a saltwater fishing bill in the U.S. House of Representatives failed to address the community’s top priorities.