Access

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.

Michigan trade group donates to boating foundation

The board of the Michigan Boating Industries Association voted to contribute $10,000 to the Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation as a matching grant to help other donors commit to what it said is an important educational effort for the state’s boating industry.

Winner crowned in Bahamas Billfish Championship

The boats that participated in the 2016 Bahamas Billfish Championship, which wrapped up last week in Treasure Cay, released 105 billfish — 51 blue marlin, 34 white marlin and 20 sailfish.

About 50 exhibitors displayed rods, reels and other gear at last year’s ICAST On The Water event at Big Toho Marina in Kissimmee.

A fish story still growing

Organizers of ICAST — the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show — are expecting a record turnout this year as their collaboration with the marine industry strengthens.

MIASF announces date for Marine Industry Day

Marine Industry Day, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida’s day to raise awareness about the industry, its contributions to the community and the challenges it faces, is set for June 18 at Fort Lauderdale’s Esplanade Park.

Boating is just one of the leisure-time industries wrestling with affordability and time-constraint issues.

Cheer up: we could be golf

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story concludes a two-part special report on the challenges facing recreation-based industries and what is being done to overcome them.

1 2 3 4 5 6 43

Vote Today

What are your expectations for the U.S. economy in 2017?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Login to Trade Only Today

Lost Password