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.

Interior secretary reverses ban on lead fishing tackle

In his first day on the job, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued two orders Thursday that the department said expand access to public lands and increase hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities nationwide.

MIASF showcases industry to high school teachers

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida will host about 120 teachers from South Broward High School for a faculty field trip today from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Lauderdale Marine Center, the largest U.S. yacht repair facility.

The marine industry’s problem — and it’s a big one — is filling job opportunities, not creating them.

Workforce crisis: No easy answers

When marine dealers approached Matt Gruhn, president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, and said their biggest challenge was filling jobs, Gruhn sensed there was a crisis brewing.

Boating access restored at Lake Havasu in Arizona

A public backlash that prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw plans to restrict boating access in the Lake Havasu National Wildlife Refuge was followed up this week with a resumption of access to a half-mile-long boating area that was closed in the spring of 2015.

ASA criticizes late Obama policy on lead fishing tackle

The American Sportfishing Association is angry about a last-minute order by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under President Obama that seeks to phase out lead fishing tackle on public lands during the next five years.

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