Miscellaneous news about the marine industry.

Turkey taking steps to replenish depleted fish stocks

Overfishing and lax commercial fishing regulations in Turkey have caused a sharp decline in fish stocks and encouraged illegal fishing practices. The Turkish Statistical Institute reported that anchovy production, which accounts for about two-thirds of the annual catch, fell by 28 percent in 2013, according to a Chicago Tribune report. In a bid to replenish…more

Terry Hines, International Yacht Collection

IYC charter marketing director receives FYBA honor

Terry Hines, charter marketing director at International Yacht Collection, has been named the Florida Yacht Brokers Association Charter Professional of the Year for 2013. The award was presented during the FYBA’s annual dinner gala on Jan. 31 and is based on criteria that include setting a positive example for industry peers; demonstrating leadership qualities; contributing…more

Sharks off Australia tagged to send Twitter alerts

More than 300 sharks in western Australia are now tweeting when they get too close to shore. Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are, according to a report on National Public Radio. When they get too close to shore, they send alerts via Twitter. The effort is…more

Boater in Lake Lanier crash to serve 30 months in prison

The man who caused a fatal lake crash that killed two Georgia brothers was acquitted of vehicular homicide charges Thursday afternoon. Paul Bennett was found guilty of boating under the influence, reckless operation of a vessel and failure to render aid in the crash that killed the Prince brothers in June 2012, according to the…more


Engel USA adds new vice president

Engel USA appointed Michael Dixon as vice president of business development. He will be responsible for sales and marketing, including strategic planning and forecasting and management of the company’s domestic and international sales efforts, as well as the planning and execution of marketing programs. Engel makes refrigerator freezers and high-performance coolers. Dixon joins Engel, which…more

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