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.
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.
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.
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.
Solo paddler Margo Pellegrino is taking her outrigger canoe on the first leg of a 2,000-mile journey through waterways connecting New York and New Orleans as part of her ongoing effort to keep waterways and oceans healthy.