Recreational fishing proponents met with members of Congress on Wednesday to discuss disparities between recreational and commercial fishery management.
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.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and members of Congress met with the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable at the Interior Department on Tuesday to discuss how public-private partnerships can improve visitor experiences on public lands and waters.
Recreational boating and fishing industry stakeholders gathered for a roundtable discussion with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to work on boosting outdoor recreation participation through the recruitment, retention and reactivation of anglers — also known as the R3 initiative.
The bipartisan Modern Fish Act was introduced this week in the Senate, a companion bill to legislation that was introduced in the House in April.
Active Interest Media started a new fishing show last year in conjunction with Trade Only sister publication Anglers Journal.
Utilities in Massachusetts are asking developers to bid on a contract to build the state’s first offshore wind farm and competition is expected to be intense.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the 2017 Regional Fishery Management Council appointments on Wednesday and it received nearly unanimous support across the recreational boating and fishing industries.
Recreational fishing and boating groups are appealing to Congress to increase federal funding for Everglades restoration projects, hoping to reduce “catastrophic algae blooms and seagrass die-offs that have dramatically impacted not only the environment, but the sportfishing and boating industries in South Florida.”
A Florida bill resulting from an eight-year pilot program, which allows public access but helps address the state’s derelict vessel issue, was recently passed.
When it comes to electric motors in a boat, people like the environmental friendliness. They love the super-quiet operation and even the instant torque. But one concern still looms.