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.

Training program offered for small-craft boaters

Rhode Island-based Confident Captain/Ocean Pros is launching a new training program this fall with the introduction of the Confident Captain Skill Builder series. The company said the courses are custom-designed, professional development classes for small-craft professional mariners. Small-craft pros make up the majority of the United States maritime fleet; more than half of all Coast…more

Florida offers license-free fishing on Sunday

No fishing license will be required for Florida residents this Sunday during the Labor Day weekend. Gov. Rick Scott and the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced that Sept. 1 will be a saltwater license-free fishing day for state residents. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions still apply. “The license-free fishing day on…more

California residents oppose mooring of megayachts

Residents of a California harbor town are upset by a temporary agreement to allow two yachts to moor for 16 days. Two Newport Beach residents hope to stop the arrival of two large yachts slated to moor temporarily in the open harbor area in front of their homes next month, according to the Daily Pilot.…more

Florida charters will help boats steer clear of Air Force testing

Local charterboats will help the Air Force with munitions testing for the next few weeks. The Air Force’s 96th Operations Group will run bombing tests through Sept. 13 in the Gulf of Mexico about 20 nautical miles south of Destin, Fla., as part of the 53rd Wing’s Maritime Strike Program, according to The Destin Log.…more

Annapolis school adds marine-weather class

The Annapolis School of Seamanship added a Marine Weather Basics class to its lineup. The school said the introductory class is designed for everyone and covers the basics of local and regional weather. It provides a firm foundation for the coastal and offshore weather classes that also will be introduced this year, the school said.…more

Potomac Riverboat Co. offers dog-friendly cruises

People love their dogs and their boats and “Mutts and Mimosas” cruises are merging the two. The Potomac Riverboat Co.’s Canine Cruises, also known as “Mutts and Mimosas,” allow dog owners to bring their pets on board for a 40-minute ride on the Potomac River, according to an article in the Washington Post. Potomac Riverboat…more


South Carolina offers Guy Harvey-themed lottery tickets

Fans of marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey can now catch his work on instant tickets from the South Carolina Education Lottery. The artist’s colorful brush strokes bring to life South Carolina’s native red drum fish, sailfish, dolphin fish and loggerhead sea turtle, the state’s official reptile, in the series of four collector tickets.…more

PWIA pushes rider safety campaign on social media

The Personal Watercraft Industry Association is continuing its public safety commitment message, this time with a “Safe Rider” public service announcement that’s part of a social media awareness campaign that features daily safety tips, information and a month-long video contest focused on rider safety. The trade group released the announcement July 4 on its Facebook…more

Connecticut grant will go to clean Long Island Sound

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is soliciting proposals for $1 million in federal funds to clear vessels of sewage and bilge that could foul Long Island Sound. The DEEP announced Tuesday that operators of boat sewage disposal facilities, or pumpout stations, on Long Island Sound are eligible to apply for funding for…more

Cape Wind project gets $200 million in funding

A Danish pension fund plans to kick in $200 million to help pay for Cape Wind, edging the $2.6 billion project closer to being fully financed. In a statement released Tuesday, officials of PensionDanmark — a non-profit labor market pension fund with $24.7 billion in assets — said they would provide a mezzanine loan for…more

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