After a dozen years of prohibiting access, the New England Fishery Management Council is considering reopening portions of a preserve 80 miles off the coast of Gloucester —one of the region’s most distinct marine habitats —to trawlers.
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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that $16.6 million in boating grants will be awarded to 21 states under the Clean Vessel Act program.
More than 1.5 million acres off the Atlantic coast already designated for wind energy development could generate more than 16,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 5 million homes, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation.
Pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine announced the launch of a program that will reimburse employees and their families who participate in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ boat operator safety course.
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council came out in opposition of President Obama’s announcement that he will create the world’s largest marine preserve in a swath of the Pacific, closing the area to fishing, energy exploration and other activities.
The federal government announced Tuesday that it conditionally approved a $150 million loan guarantee for Cape Wind, the 130-turbine wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound, off Massachusetts.
After significant objection from the recreational fishing and boating community, the National Marine Fisheries Service is taking steps to correct a key fisheries economics report that misleadingly indicated that the domestic commercial fishing industry in the United States was significantly larger than the recreational fishing industry.
Three years ago, North Carolina officials were warning that the Atlantic Ocean will be 39 inches higher by the end of the century, swamping homes on the Outer Banks.
The recreational fishing and boating community is expressing collective disappointment after a saltwater fishing bill in the U.S. House of Representatives failed to address the community’s top priorities.
Helping former President George H.W. Bush continue to celebrate his 90th birthday, a group of conservation leaders, headed by Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO Johnny Morris, gathered to go fishing with Bush and to honor him for his commitment to conservation.