A North Carolina bill that would divert beach nourishment funds to pay for dredging an inlet is pitting a business community and a boating community against one another.
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.
Two New Jersey lawmakers introduced legislation that would impose a limit on the state’s sales and use tax on non-commercial boats.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced more than $12.2 million in grants to 10 states for projects to support recreational boating through the agency’s Boating Infrastructure Grant program.
US Sailing is holding a meeting Feb. 6 in Atlanta with industry stakeholders to discuss an approach for growing sailing and to develop a framework for a plan to engage the entire sailing community.
The developer of Cape Wind terminated contracts to buy land and facilities in Falmouth, Mass., and Rhode Island, the latest sign that the $2.5 billion effort to become the nation’s first offshore wind farm might never produce a kilowatt of energy.
FORT LAUDERDALE — “High-speed passenger rail service is going to come [to this country] whether the public sector or the private sector pays for it,” transportation guru and entrepreneur Gabe Klein said Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort & Marina at a presentation that was jointly hosted by the Marine Industries Association of…more
For the first time, Minnesota conservation leaders are meeting this week with scientists, boaters, marina owners, tourism leaders and others concerned about growing zebra mussels and other invasive species during a summit.
An organization that represents recreational saltwater fishing interests in North Carolina is launching its latest step in a campaign against fishing practices it calls wasteful.
Country star Alan Jackson, an avid boater and fisherman, is collaborating with marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey to create awareness of and raise money for ocean conservation and research.
Two environmental groups say they intend to sue two federal agencies under the Endangered Species Act for pursuing the public sale of federally owned Plum Island in Long Island Sound.