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.
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 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.
Women, men and teenagers are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University from April 21-23 at the I.T. Parker Community Center in Dania Beach, Fla.
A public backlash that prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw plans to restrict boating access in the Lake Havasu National Wildlife Refuge was followed up this week with a resumption of access to a half-mile-long boating area that was closed in the spring of 2015.
Volunteers, elected officials and event sponsors will gather this evening to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Broward County Waterway Cleanup.
The sportfishing community is hopeful that a Trump administration will bring positive policies for the recreation.