On the heels of the recent announcement to close more than 10,000 acres of Florida’s Biscayne National Park to fishing, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would stop fishing closures from occurring.
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.
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., and Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization director Greg Stuart vowed that they will not put the marine industry at risk at a meeting last week with stakeholders in All Aboard Florida.
AFTCO was established in 1958 in Newport Beach, Calif., as the American Fishing Tackle Co. by J.C. Axelson, a pioneer in big-game tackle development. In 1973, Milt and Peggie Shedd acquired the business and oversaw its evolution into a brand that focuses on conservation as well as big-game angling.
A dry season in Oregon has led to low water levels in lakes and streams, so officials are telling boaters to head to area reservoirs, which are deep enough to accommodate them.
Federal officials issued a warning to boaters as dozens of whales have gathered off the Northern California coast.
Rising housing costs in London have prompted locals to find cheaper accommodations — as liveaboards.
It took more than four years, but the passage of the Marine Tourism Bill is good news for Washington’s marine industry.
“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” will hold a Keys University Nov. 13-15 in Tavernier and Islamorada, Florida.
As a way to celebrate the Uber’s first anniversary of operating in Istanbul, the ride service is launching UberBOAT and partnered with luxury sea transport company Navette-Tezman Holding.
Andrew Grego recalls a meeting with an injured soldier at Walter Reed Military Medical Center that steeled his resolve to press on with Blue Water Warriors, a Fort Lauderdale non-profit that gets wounded veterans out on the water.