Red snapper — the brilliant vermillion “filet mignon of the sea” coveted by anglers and commercial fishermen alike — was a fish of controversy last year.
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.
In a time when Congress has a hard time passing laws that everyone agrees on, it seemed unlikely in late 2013 that a reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act would include changes that would allow the law to approach the management of recreational fishing in a way that was different from commercial…more
The 2014 USWatercraft Rendezvous takes place Saturday with a day of boatbuilding demonstrations, sailing seminars and networking.
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida is partnering with the Florida Inland Navigation District for the association’s 37th annual Waterway Cleanup.
Anglers are rallying opposition before an impending vote by members of the New England Fisheries Management Council that could prohibit recreational and charter boats from bottom fishing in a popular 55-square-nautical-mile area of Stellwagen Bank in eastern Massachusetts Bay.
Sand is becoming New England coast dwellers’ most coveted and controversial commodity as they try to battle rising seas and severe erosion caused by recent storms, often at the expense of taxpayers.
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will offer a second session of its Marine Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program this winter — a 5-1/2-week intensive training program.
More than 120 marine professionals gathered Dec. 4-5 in Lansing, Mich., for the annual Recreational Boating Educational Conference, giving attendance a 20 percent boost from the previous year.
The Northwest Marine Trade Association announced a grant program for non-profits seeking assistance in promoting boating in the region.
The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida held its general meeting and election Dec. 3, electing Joe Lewis of Mount Dora Boating Center and Marina as president.