The sportfishing industry is thanking the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for advancing a major portion of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 during a committee markup hearing on Thursday.
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.
Tranquil relaxation and exhilarating surges of adrenaline were cited as being the main two reasons anglers keep coming back to the sport.
After several years, permits were issued and a contract awarded for the dredging of the Intracoastal Waterway in South Florida, allowing the vessels that patronize the area’s waterways to have better access to local marinas and boatyards.
The recreational fishing and boating community applauded the U.S. House Resources subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans for its hearing on the Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act.
The Center for Coastal Conservation released a statement about the congressional hearing on federal management failures in the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery.
The American Fishing Tackle Co. released an update on a Dolphinfish Research Program study in South Carolina that it supports.
It is not the first of its kind, but a newly published study of rising levels of greenhouse gases details the number of American cities and municipalities at risk of being flooded in the future and how many may already be committed to that fate.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., said the House Natural Resources Committee voted to approve the addition of the Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act (HR 3310) to the bipartisan Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (HR 2406).
At the second annual Our Ocean conference, which opened Monday in Chile, world leaders are addressing challenges to marine ecosystems around the globe and announcing extra steps they are taking to protect the world’s oceans.
The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey will host a forum on dredging Oct. 19 at Stone Harbor Golf Club with U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., as the keynote speaker.