The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced nearly $14 million in grants to 32 states, commonwealths and territories for projects to support recreational boating through the service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant program.
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.
Inspired by a desire to spare parents the pain of losing their children in boating accidents, a bill that would give boaters a registration discount if they carry an EPIRB or personal locator beacon aboard cleared the Florida legislature.
The Florida Senate voted 36-2 Monday to adopt a House-initiated bill that would limit anchoring at five locations in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The House approved the measure by a vote of 105-12 on Friday.
The Florida House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 105-12, on Friday to adopt a bill that would restrict anchoring at five locations in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Red snapper was a topic on Capitol Hill Friday as lawmakers received testimony about the effects on small business of federal fisheries management.
The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday voted down an amendment that would have added a location on the Gulf Coast where anchoring would be restricted under a proposed bill creating exemptions to a 2009 state law that prohibits localities from keeping liveaboards or cruising boats from anchoring in their waters.
A group of energy, business and conservation leaders this week released recommendations about how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in the U.S.
The Sportfishing Conservancy and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries announced the winning photographs and young anglers selected to receive Guy Harvey Youth Scholarship Awards as part of the Sanctuary Classic.
A package of legislative provisions that will benefit recreational fishing and hunting passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday.
The American Sportfishing Association reiterated its support of efforts being made on the federal and state levels to address Florida water-quality issues that can have an impact on fisheries habitat and management.