New York Sea Grant is looking to hire undergraduate and graduate students to serve as launch stewards to inspect boats and educate the public about aquatic invasive species this summer.
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 federal judge threw out most of the challenges to a proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm, but sent two findings on birds and whales back to federal agencies for further action.
Advocates of changing federal saltwater fisheries management are heading to Capitol Hill in an effort to work with members of Congress.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is joining with institutions in the Northeast to train future generations of scientists to address an anticipated shortfall of researchers at fisheries and in the field of ecosystem science.
A series of hearings regarding red snapper management in the Gulf region will take place throughout the month, with the first one set for this evening in Orange Beach, Ala., and the final one March 24 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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
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.