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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.

Recreational fishing will be allowed in New England marine preserve

Recreational fishing will be allowed in the new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the Massachusetts coast — a big win for the recreational fishing and boating industries as an important marine resource is preserved without public restriction, officials said Thursday morning.

Conservation group rolls out new fishing campaign

The Center for Coastal Conservation said it launched “Let America Fish,” a communications campaign focused on adjustments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act that benefit recreational fishing.

New England marine preserve divides local fishermen

Proposals to create a vast national marine preserve off the New England coast are generating debate among commercial fishermen, recreational anglers, environmentalists, multistate bureaucrats and politicians.

Thick mats of reeking algae clogged the water at Outboards Only in Jensen Beach, Fla., bringing business to a near standstill at peak season.

The great stink on Florida waters

The toxic cyanobacteria bloom began as a slime green, turned bright blue, then brown and eventually transmuted into a mass of black rot as the stench hanging over the water at Central Marine ripened from the smell of rotting garbage to putrid carcasses to feces.

Florida averts train-boat conflict

Check the website for South Florida’s Marine Industry Day celebration and you’ll find among the sponsorship acknowledgments the logo for Brightline, the new name for All Aboard Florida, the Miami-to-Orlando high-speed rail service that is barreling down the tracks toward inauguration in 2017.

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