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.
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.
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.
President Obama announced on Friday a vast expansion of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, known as Papahanaumokuakea, and will allow recreational fishing to continue in the expanded area.
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.
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.
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida hosted about 45 teachers for a Dillard High School faculty field trip on Monday.
The American Sailing Association developed a sailing education app called Sailing Challenge.
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.
Populations of blue crabs, striped bass and anchovies are growing in Chesapeake Bay amid oxygen levels that are among the highest in three decades in the estuary.
Manatee deaths linked to pollution have resumed in the algae-stricken Indian River Lagoon of Brevard County in Florida.