Some people think millennials are unlikely candidates for boat ownership. Ben Dorton, the 26-year-old brand manager at Bryant Boats, is betting they’re wrong. Dorton and his father, John, Bryant’s chairman, are launching Wake Tractor, a new company that’s building a boat geared to the potentially lucrative millennial market. Although the Wake Tractor will be built…more
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.
“Let’s face it,” says Jack Ellis, managing director at Info-Link Technologies Inc., “owning a boat is not a rational decision.”
Sara Anghel, executive director and vice president of government relations for the National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada joined Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq to announce infrastructure investments for more than $285 million across the Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario.
Massachusetts is cracking down on shark cruises off its Atlantic Ocean beaches, worried that the tourist-drawing stunt of baiting great white sharks could lead to an increase in attacks on swimmers.
An 82-mile stretch of the Kentucky River from Frankfort, Ky., to its mouth at the Ohio River is navigable with the opening of locks and dams Nos. 1 through 4.
A new online advocacy system is being rolled out to enable recreational saltwater anglers to easily call, write, email or tweet their federal officials quickly and easily to advocate on behalf of the industry.
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, R-R.I., and Dennis Nixon, who heads Rhode Island’s Sea Grant program, brought a message to people on World Oceans Day: The oceans are warming, increasingly acidified and littered with debris and sea levels are rising.
A new no-fishing marine area covering more than 16 square miles in Biscayne National Park was approved in the park’s new management plan, which was unveiled Friday.
An op-ed in the Washington, D.C., political newspaper The Hill is asking Congress to move Gulf region red snapper oversight from the federal level and assign the responsibility to the states.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would stop federal regulators from distinguishing between charter fishermen and private anglers when considering red snapper allocation in the Gulf of Mexico.