President Obama is expected to sign the $12.3 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act, the first water bill in seven years and what some say will be the last big legislative accomplishment of the 113th Congress.
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.
The recreational fishing and boating community is expressing collective disappointment after a saltwater fishing bill in the U.S. House of Representatives failed to address the community’s top priorities.
The House passed the bipartisan Water Resources and Reform Development Act, commonly known as WRRDA, this week.
NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey certified new print-on-demand chart-printing agents and given them the flexibility to offer different color palettes, various papers, a cleaner margin and a range of services to people who buy NOAA paper nautical charts.
The Fort Lauderdale-based Seven Seas Cruising Association is calling members to action regarding a state Senate bill that could affect Florida residents’ anchoring rights.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Recreational Fishing Alliance are protesting a move by federal fishery management officials to reduce the red snapper recreational fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico.
ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso was named as this year’s State of the Industry Breakfast keynote speaker at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades in July.
The Missouri Senate passed a bill that would make it easier for Missourians and non-residents to rent boats.
Marine safety experts are speaking out against an April 1 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to change a provision of a law Congress adopted in 2010 to make water travel safer.
After years of negotiations, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the International Council of Marine Industry Associations have worked successfully with the International Maritime Organization to secure a five-year delay on emissions requirements for large diesel-powered yachts.