Experts say the industry’s future is inextricably tied to its ability to put more young people into boats.

Bracing for life without boomers

“Let’s face it,” says Jack Ellis, managing director at Info-Link Technologies Inc., “owning a boat is not a rational decision.”

Several people who attended a meeting Tuesday of Key Biscayne, Miami and boat show organizer officials sported T-shirts supporting the show’s planned move to Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, a venue that has been contentious among stakeholders.

VIDEO: Sides fail to agree in Miami show talks

More than 50 supporters of the Miami International Boat Show attended a meeting Tuesday of Miami and Key Biscayne officials and organizers of the Miami International Boat Show as stakeholders tried to come to an agreement about moving the show to the Miami Marine Stadium Marine Park and Basin.

B.A.S.S. online advocacy initiative gains support

A new online advocacy system is being rolled out to enable recreational saltwater anglers to easily call, write, email or tweet their federal officials quickly and easily to advocate on behalf of the industry.

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