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.

Magnuson-Stevens reform advocates visit Capitol Hill

Advocates for changes to recreational fishing management were on Capitol Hill Wednesday to educate members of Congress and media on the recently released Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries. Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, and Scott Deal, president of Maverick Boats, co-chairmen of the Morris-Deal Commission, joined partners from the…more

Florida festival will benefit coral-reef restoration

Dragonfly Paddleboards, the Wyland Foundation and The Florida KeysKeeper teamed up to help Mote Marine Lab raise money to restore coral reefs at Mote’s fifth annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival on March 29 in Key West.

NOAA offers fisheries training program in Massachusetts

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.

Red snapper management hearing tonight in Alabama

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.

CAPITOL LOOKOUT: One person’s tax reform is another’s tax increase

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

Maine lobster values jumped in 2013

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.

Canada seeks closure of retail-price gap

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.

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