The Florida Yacht Brokers Association hired a law firm to help change a more than century-old federal law that the group says is costing them billions in lost sales.
Regulations and Compliance
Many federal and state government regulations affect the marine industry. Trade Only follows developments as companies strive to operate in compliance with the rules.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $150 billion state budget includes a tax incentive for anyone buying a vessel valued at more than $230,000, which would put the state on par with Florida’s tax laws.
When a Charleston fishing boat captain approached chef Mike Lata to say federal quotas were limiting his grouper and snapper catches, the chef told him to bring everything he caught instead of limiting himself to the popular species.
The Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing, C-PORT, is commending the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for passing the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act.
Loved ones of the victims of several boating accidents joined Nassau, New York, District Attorney Kathleen Rice to call for stronger boating safety laws in New York and across the nation.
Gulf of Mexico fishermen who want to make their opinions heard about red snapper recreational fishing seasons will get their chance in the coming weeks.
A new report says commercial fishermen in the United States could be throwing away approximately $1 billion annually in bycatch.
A new study is highlighting dangerous carbon monoxide levels on houseboats that use gas-powered generators.
The Recreational Fishing Alliance is commending the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for soliciting angler feedback and coordinating agencies and efforts regarding a national fishing policy.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association met with four of the five members of the California State Water Resources Control Board to request a delay in approving the final plan to reduce the levels of copper in the waters of Marina del Rey.