The Missouri Senate passed a bill that would make it easier for Missourians and non-residents to rent boats.
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.
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.
NOAA Fisheries announced plans this week to develop a national recreational fishing policy during its second national Saltwater Recreational Fishing Summit.
The University of Rhode Island is holding a workshop to promote the environmental sustainability of boats and ports on April 8-9 at the Graduate School of Oceanography in Narragansett, R.I.
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
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.
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.
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.