The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association recently relaunched its Stay Local, Boat MA, Transient Boater Referral Program, along with a new website.
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.
Just as his wife was snapping of photo of him grinning on deck while holding a prized catch of the day, things turned scary fast for San Diego resident Dan Carlin.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Good news for boaters who pass under the railroad drawbridge over Fort Lauderdale’s New River: The Florida East Coast Railway bridge now has a full-time tender who can communicate with boaters via VHF channels 9 and 16, and by telephone at 305-889-5572.
Powerboat operators would have to be at least 16 and complete a course in safe towing under a bill approved by the Connecticut legislature’s Judiciary Committee on Monday in response to last summer’s death of Greenwich teenager Emily Fedorko.
The International SeaKeepers Society and the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment teamed up for an expedition contributing to the consortium’s drifter design experiments.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries released a plan to support the latest policy regarding recreational saltwater fishing, for the first time incorporating several concerns voiced by the boating and fishing communities.
He was an entrepreneur armed with perfect timing, a relentless work ethic and a good Samaritan spirit, who created a new industry: professional non-emergency marine assistance.
The lingering drought that has made for dismal skiing in the Sierra Nevada is going to take a toll on Lake Tahoe boaters this summer, as several of the typically busiest boat-launching ramps will remain closed through the entire season because of low water levels.
The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing dropped to its lowest level since 1997, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began tracking stock status.
A bill before the Minnesota House of Representatives would change a state law that is designed to require boat owners to receive training about how to identify and keep aquatic invasive species from getting into the state’s lakes.