A 69-year-old Florida man was briefly jailed over an abandoned boat in the Florida Keys the day after he told authorities that he would make payments to them if they could remove the boat for him.
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.
Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, which has drawn national acts and tens of thousands of fans to Fort Lauderdale Beach, is promoting ocean conservation and awareness with post-concert check presentations totaling $60,000 to support the cause behind the music.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is asking the federal Office of Management and Budget for permission to conduct a phone survey of for-hire recreational fishing.
Recreational fishing is a big business and its economic impact is equal to or greater than that of commercial fishing. Despite that message from industry advocates to lawmakers at an August meeting in Alaska on saltwater fishing regulations, some don’t think they’ll see change during this gridlock-stunted Congress.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Thursday a bill that aims to increase the safety of California waterways by requiring boaters to pass a safety course and obtain a vessel operator card.
An avid fisherman and outdoorsman, former President George W. Bush made a surprise appearance as keynote speaker Monday at the Tracker Marine Conference at Big Cedar Lodge on Table Rock Lake in Ridgedale, Mo.
In a continued effort to educate lawmakers about the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, several industry players addressed staff representing members of the Congressional Boating Caucus on Tuesday about the importance of supporting recreational fishing and boating through legislation.
Long-distance rowers, paddlers and sailors will compete next summer in a first-ever Race to Alaska that offers a $10,000 prize, and no fuel bill.
More than 200 leaders in the recreational fishing and boating industries are asking U.S. House and Senate members in a letter today to support key policy changes to saltwater recreational fisheries management in the upcoming Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act reauthorization.
Fishery managers are proposing to cut the striped bass quotas for commercial and recreational fishermen by as much as 25 percent because they fear bass are being caught faster than adult fish can replicate.