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.

Cape Wind project adds two financial backers

Cape Wind and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. said they have added Natixis and Rabobank to serve as lead arrangers of the proposed wind farm off Massachusetts in Nantucket Sound. They will work with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi to structure and arrange the syndication of the senior debt financing to additional lenders. Lead arrangers are…more

The New England Boat Show sold out of exhibition space. Organizers said attendance was up 8.5 percent.

Anglers’ luck could be changing

Any discussion of the convoluted 1970s laws that regulate saltwater fishing seasons and catch limits tends to leave people glassy-eyed, wondering only, “Can I take my kids fishing?”

Soundings Trade Only editor-in-chief Bill Sisson introduces the panel, from left, John Giglio, Fred Pace, Don Parkhurst and Dusty McCoy.

Cost has company as boating barrier

The question put before the four panelists in Miami was this: Can recreational boating become more affordable? Their answer was yes, it probably can, but a couple of them raised other issues: demographic and lifestyle changes that also are challenging boating’s growth.

A heftier portion of snapper for anglers?

Red snapper — the brilliant vermillion “filet mignon of the sea” coveted by anglers and commercial fishermen alike — was a fish of controversy last year.

Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization could cover recreational anglers

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

Anglers oppose restriction on Massachusetts Bay access

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.

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