The Marine Industries Association of South Florida is partnering with the Florida Inland Navigation District for the association’s 37th annual Waterway Cleanup.
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.
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.
The Recreational Fishing Alliance is urging saltwater anglers in the Gulf of Mexico to respond in favor of increasing red snapper allocation for the recreational fishing community.
The Boating Trades Association of Texas and Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston will present the 2013 Lone Star Awards for Legislative Excellence to state Sen. John Carona and state Rep. Dan Flynn for legislative efforts on behalf of Texas recreational boating.
The Michigan Boating Industries Association honored four contributors to the industry with Lighthouse Awards.