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Shows and Events

This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Bayfront Boat Show and the Sportfishing Summit.

Sarasota Yacht and Ship Services, along with Marina Jack, will be hosting the seventh annual Bayfront Boat Show Oct. 1-3 at Marina Jack in Sarasota, Fla.

Admission is free.

Sponsors include Sarasota Yacht and Ship Services; Marina Jack; Newcoast Financial Services; MarineMax of Sarasota; Canvas West; and Charlotte County Seawalls.

Any company interested in taking part can contact Alison Smith at (941) 365-9095 or e-mail Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The Sportfishing Summit, the American Sportfishing Association's premier networking and business management event, is set for Oct. 26-28 at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

This year's summit will focus on participation and advocacy, the domestic and international economic markets and the social technology that is affecting everyone's business.

On the ASA website, those interested in attending will find information about registration, housing and sponsorship opportunities for the 2010 summit.



FAF Brings New Anglers into the Fold

The nonprofit organization will leverage Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29 to raise funds for its grassroots fishing and boating participation efforts.


Naos Yachts Plans New Offices

The San Francisco Bay area location will expand the dealer’s midcoast footprint and help grow its Groupe Beneteau, Lagoon, Neel, CNB Yachts, Four Winns and Wellcraft brands.


Trade Only Today Returns Monday

The e-newsletter will not publish Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Correct Craft Gives Back

Employees spent a day serving at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, impacting more than 500 kids in need.


GH Motion Launches All-Electric Lift

The GH70e mobile boat lift is powered by a modular solar/battery system and has a 65-ton capacity.


Dealers: Are You in Compliance?

A new FTC Safeguards Rule designed to protect consumers’ personal information goes into effect Dec. 9 — are you prepared?


NMMA Canada President Steps Down

NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel is leaving the recreational boating trade group after nearly 15 years of service.


Ohio Ordered To Get Serious About Algae

Many are applauding a judge’s proposed consent decree that will serve as a roadmap to address western Lake Erie’s chronic algal blooms.