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.

House bill seeks state approval of fishing closures

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.

Shedd says boaters and anglers are the true conservationists.

Q&A with American Fishing Tackle Co. president and CEO Bill Shedd

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.

Ride-sharing service Uber takes to the water

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.

Karen and Andrew Grego run Blue Water Warriors, a charity staffed by volunteers that takes wounded veterans out on the water.

Water as a tonic for the scars of war

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.

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