VERO BEACH, Fla. — Uniformity. That’s what many of the 60-odd cruisers who attended a workshop Wednesday night on possible changes to Florida’s anchorage law wanted.
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 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting two workshops this week on proposals to change the state’s anchoring law and give some authority to counties and municipalities to regulate anchoring on their waters.
Though it’s existed for decades, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is attracting renewed attention from scientists and environmental experts with the return of a research vessel that has been collecting data for the last several months.
The second annual Treasure Coast Bonito Blast, benefiting the Wounded Warriors of South Florida, drew a fleet of 120 boats Saturday to its event fished out of Manatee Island Bar and grill in Port Salerno.
A wooden reproduction of a 16th-century Spanish galleon that made an appearance with Johnny Depp in the film “Pirates of the Caribbean” and on John Malkovich’s TV show “Crossbones” was supposed to arrive next month at South Jersey Marina in Cape May, N.J.
The marine industry has until Friday to comment on President Obama’s proposal to expand a Pacific Ocean marine preserve, effectively making it the world’s largest at 700,000 square miles.
Maryland boaters say they’re happy to see increasing public access to local waterways and the state government is trying to make public access even stronger.
A toxic algal bloom in Lake Erie is causing problems for the marine industry in northwest Ohio and businesses in the area say rentals have slowed since the water crisis.
ChooseBoating.org launched a project aimed at getting young people involved in boating by encouraging current boaters to introduce young people and their families to the water.
Dangerous levels of microcystin, a toxin spawned by harmful algal blooms around western Lake Erie, have compromised Toledo, Ohio’s water supply and inconvenienced thousands who live near or make their living on the lake.