The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida held its general meeting and election Dec. 3, electing Joe Lewis of Mount Dora Boating Center and Marina as president.
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.
The Recreational Fishing Alliance is urging saltwater anglers in the Gulf of Mexico to respond in favor of increasing red snapper allocation for the recreational fishing community.
The Boating Trades Association of Texas and Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston will present the 2013 Lone Star Awards for Legislative Excellence to state Sen. John Carona and state Rep. Dan Flynn for legislative efforts on behalf of Texas recreational boating.
The Michigan Boating Industries Association honored four contributors to the industry with Lighthouse Awards.
The entire staffs of Deltaville Boatyard and Prince William Marina joined the Virginia Marine Trades Association.
The Bahamas Billfish Championship announced that Jennifer Dudas will take over as president of the 40-year-old tournament series. Dudas assumes the reins from Al Behrendt, who is retiring after producing the series since 1981. “I’m excited to take on this new role with the BBC,” Dudas said in a statement. “My first love is sportfishing…more
Sail America scheduled its fourth biannual Industry Conference for June 9-11. The three-day event, designed for sailing industry professionals, will take place at the Charleston (S.C.) Harbor Resort & Marina. Sail America said its Industry Conference is the place for sailing industry professionals to learn about new topics and trends, receive updates and network. The…more
Registration is open for the Michigan Boating Industries Association’s 2013 Recreational Boating Educational Conference, which will be held Dec. 4-5 at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing. The event is the only conference dedicated to Michigan’s marine industry, which has a $7.4 billion economic impact on the state. Offering both a dealer and a marina track,…more
Harbor Docks in Destin, Fla., is hosting its 19th annual Take-A-Kid-Fishing Day Nov. 3 and has 350 openings for children and chaperones. Last year, 57 Destin charterboats offered to take children out for a fun day of fishing. Harbor Docks treats families to a fish fry after the trips, according to nwfdailynews.com. Children between the…more
The Army Corps of Engineers is dredging the St. Augustine, Fla., Inlet to make it more easily navigable by boats that include the increasing number of pleasure yachts that visit. Businesses along Vilano Beach tell First Coast News that the deepening of the channel will keep them operating. “If we don’t have the boats coming…more