The third annual Kenai Classic Roundtable brought together stakeholders from all segments of the recreational fishing community on Aug. 19 to look at the 20-year future of recreational fishing.
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.
Capts. Mark and Diana Doyle joke that they could be the last of the old-school cruising guide authors — out there full time, collecting firsthand information with an assortment of low- and high-tech survey tools.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources closed walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake until the end of November, saying this year’s harvest has exceeded the state’s allotment for the year by more than 2,000 pounds.
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday conditionally vetoed a bill designed to spur New Jersey’s boatbuilding industry by reducing the sales tax paid on expensive vessels.
A bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban importing all 11 lionfish species, including the nine that have not been found in U.S. waters.
Offshore Sailing School is hosting a regatta for the Wounded Veterans Adaptive Sailing Program on Aug. 18 at its North Cove location in Manhattan’s Battery Park City neighborhood.
On the heels of the recent announcement to close more than 10,000 acres of Florida’s Biscayne National Park to fishing, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would stop fishing closures from occurring.
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., and Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization director Greg Stuart vowed that they will not put the marine industry at risk at a meeting last week with stakeholders in All Aboard Florida.
AFTCO was established in 1958 in Newport Beach, Calif., as the American Fishing Tackle Co. by J.C. Axelson, a pioneer in big-game tackle development. In 1973, Milt and Peggie Shedd acquired the business and oversaw its evolution into a brand that focuses on conservation as well as big-game angling.
A dry season in Oregon has led to low water levels in lakes and streams, so officials are telling boaters to head to area reservoirs, which are deep enough to accommodate them.