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.
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.
Nearly 60 people came to learn fishing skills at the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University last Saturday and Sunday at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge in Fort Myers, Fla.
Keep Florida Fishing today praised Florida Gov. Rick Scott for his recommended appointments to two fishery management councils.
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.
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.
The Recreational Fishing Alliance congratulated newly appointed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Jr., saying it believes the appointment will enable the industry to move in a more positive direction.
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.
The U.S. Senate confirmed U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mt., on Wednesday as the nation’s 52nd Secretary of the Interior by a 68-31 vote.
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.
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.