Keeping waterways clean and open to boaters is an important goal of the recreational marine industry. Individually and as members of trade organizations, marine businesses push for the enactment of fair rules and regulations governing use of the nation's rivers, lakes, streams and ocean waters.

New proposals that fight for conservation and the rebuilding of fish stocks have been drawn up.

The tide is turning on angling equity

After years of generating incremental awareness but little movement, the recreational saltwater fishing industry today is uniquely positioned to affect change in saltwater fisheries management.

Group seeks federal funds for ICW dredging

Members of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association are asking Congress to allocate $50 million for additional ICW dredging from the operating and maintenance budget of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

MIASF organizes annual waterway cleanup

Volunteers at 37 sites in Broward County, Florida, spent four hours on March 4 cleaning local inland waterways from Dania Beach to Deerfield Beach on the 40th anniversary of the Broward County Waterway Cleanup.

Interior secretary reverses ban on lead fishing tackle

In his first day on the job, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued two orders Thursday that the department said expand access to public lands and increase hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities nationwide.

MIASF showcases industry to high school teachers

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida will host about 120 teachers from South Broward High School for a faculty field trip today from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Lauderdale Marine Center, the largest U.S. yacht repair facility.

The marine industry’s problem — and it’s a big one — is filling job opportunities, not creating them.

Workforce crisis: No easy answers

When marine dealers approached Matt Gruhn, president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, and said their biggest challenge was filling jobs, Gruhn sensed there was a crisis brewing.

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