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.
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.
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.
A new study jointly released last Thursday by NASA and the University of California at Irvine paints a dismal picture for the future of Western waterways.
While many parts of the country are grappling with intense drought, Minnesota has had so much water that no-wake restrictions were placed on Lake Minnetonka nearly two months ago and have devastated boat businesses there.
With shark sightings and attacks on the rise, an effort is under way in Montauk, N.Y., to understand one of the ocean’s most mysterious creatures.
The petroleum industry won a significant victory in a dispute with environmental groups last week when the Obama administration approved guidelines for seismic searches for oil and gas deposits in the Atlantic Ocean.
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.