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.
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 U.S. Senate confirmed U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mt., on Wednesday as the nation’s 52nd Secretary of the Interior by a 68-31 vote.
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.
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.
Women, men and teenagers are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University from April 21-23 at the I.T. Parker Community Center in Dania Beach, Fla.
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.
Volunteers, elected officials and event sponsors will gather this evening to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Broward County Waterway Cleanup.
The sportfishing community is hopeful that a Trump administration will bring positive policies for the recreation.
Glenn Hughes, a veteran boating and fishing journalist, now heads industry relations for the American Sportfishing Association. The ASA has worked to unite the industry and advocate for fishing during the past 80 years.
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.