Like a mariner in distress shooting off a flare gun in the hope that someone will notice, the chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., introduced a sweeping tax reform bill earlier this week that every American should start preparing for, especially if the Republicans win control of the…more
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.
A 20-cent-a-pound increase in the average price lobstermen received for their catch caused the value of Maine’s most lucrative commercial fishery to jump by more than $20 million in 2013.
The Canadian government unveiled a new approach for clamping down on Canada-U.S. “cross-border price discrimination” — that is, U.S. companies charging higher prices in Canada for the same products sold at lower prices in the United States without justification from higher operating costs.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder pledged $6 million to fight invasive species threatening the Great Lakes in his most recent budget proposal. The Michigan Boating Industries Association commended Snyder and asked state legislators to immediately adopt the proposal as part of the state budget. “The Great Lakes are a jewel to this region and important to…more
A Florida congresswoman introduced bipartisan legislation last week that would enable recreational boat repair workers to get workers’ compensation coverage through states rather than the federal government.
The Great Lakes Boating Federation says an Army Corps of Engineers study about the spread of aquatic nuisance species into Lake Michigan is thorough, but does not adequately address the interests of Great Lakes and Mississippi River anglers and boaters.
The Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts received a $45,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to produce the 2014 Working Waterfront Festival.
Trinity Yachts sales and marketing vice president Billy Smith says workplace violations alleged against the commercial arm of the company’s business have been greatly reduced.
During the last several months, dolphins have washed ashore along the northern Gulf Coast with bullet wounds, missing jaws and hacked-off fins and federal officials said they are looking into the mysterious deaths.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved a rule requiring anyone leaving or approaching public waters in 17 north Texas counties to drain their boats to prevent the further spread of invasive zebra mussels and is proposing that 28 additional north and central Texas counties be added to the mandate. As a result of the…more