Popular whale- and dolphin-watching cruises might not be the low-impact, sustainable industries many believe them to be, according to a new book.
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.
Veteran boat dealer John Clemons of Clemons Boats in Sandusky, Ohio, was elected chairman of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association at its recent annual meeting.
The Shark’s Eye All-Release Tournament & Festival, a satellite tag, catch-and-release, big game sportfishing competition, combines science, conservation and informative entertainment focused on saving sharks July 11-13 in Montauk, N.Y.
U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., chairwoman of the Congressional Boating Caucus, recently introduced the Defending Against Aquatic Invasive Species Act of 2014.
The Connecticut Marine Trades Association recently elected its officers for the 2014-2015 year at its 60th annual membership meeting.
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
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?”
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.
Red snapper — the brilliant vermillion “filet mignon of the sea” coveted by anglers and commercial fishermen alike — was a fish of controversy last year.
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