Despite widespread support for a bill that would change the rules and requirements around saltwater fishing, the Obama administration said it will veto the bill if it passes.
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.
National Safe Boating Week started Saturday and runs through this coming Friday.
A report released on Wednesday says that reallocation of fish can prompt economic gains because recreational landings produce a greater economic impact than commercial catch.
The Bahamas Billfish Championship announced that it added a new sponsor and a new tournament sportfishing event.
An amendment that would have transferred management of Gulf of Mexico red snapper to the five Gulf states was rejected Thursday by the House Natural Resources Committee.
Recreational fishing and boating advocates applauded a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, to reauthorize the act that governs saltwater fishing for commercial and recreational anglers.
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association recently relaunched its Stay Local, Boat MA, Transient Boater Referral Program, along with a new website.
Just as his wife was snapping of photo of him grinning on deck while holding a prized catch of the day, things turned scary fast for San Diego resident Dan Carlin.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Good news for boaters who pass under the railroad drawbridge over Fort Lauderdale’s New River: The Florida East Coast Railway bridge now has a full-time tender who can communicate with boaters via VHF channels 9 and 16, and by telephone at 305-889-5572.
Powerboat operators would have to be at least 16 and complete a course in safe towing under a bill approved by the Connecticut legislature’s Judiciary Committee on Monday in response to last summer’s death of Greenwich teenager Emily Fedorko.