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.
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.
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.
BoatUS is offering boaters safety tips in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, which continues through Friday.
The marine industry is gearing up for National Safe Boating Week, a campaign that urges boaters to wear life jackets and participate in responsible boating practices that is set to begin on Saturday.
The Boat Harbour Championship, the second leg of the 2016 Bahamas Billfish Championship, opened Wednesday at Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina and continues through Saturday.
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association expanded its summer training programs to give adults, college-age students and local youth skills to begin career paths in the marine trades and composites industries.
Women are invited to tackle fishing skills and enter a fun fishing tournament at the Northeast Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University during the weekend of Aug. 13-14.
Fishing charter booking resource FishingBooker.com joined the Sea Tow Savings Club.
The Guana Cay leg of the 2016 Bahamas Billfish Championship concluded last week with an awards dinner at Orchid Bay Marina where Bamboo, owned by Bill Canida, took top honors.
Five U.S. senators recently sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee, asking that the recreational fishing community’s priorities be represented in the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the document that governs saltwater fishing guidelines and restrictions.