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.
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.
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.
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.
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association formed a youth boating task force composed of association members who know that the majority of boaters are an aging population.
SailTime said it is hosting a fractional sailing expo on Saturday during the 16th annual Summer Sailstice, the worldwide celebration of sailing and the summer solstice.
A series of venomous spines along its back means the invasive lionfish has no natural predators in U.S. waters.
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.
The Boat Harbour Championship, leg two of the 2016 Bahamas Billfish Championship, was held last week at Abaco Beach Resort, with winning team Uno Mas earning the $5,000 Grand Slam bonus.
Melissa Danko, who celebrates her 15th anniversary as executive director of the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey this month, has piled up a long list of accomplishments in her decade and a half at the helm of the organization.
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.