West Marine hands out conservation grants

Author:
Updated:
Original:

West Marine is awarding $35,000 in grants to non-profit organizations in six states that are working to improve and protect marine habitats.

The announcement, made in honor of World Oceans Day, listed recipients in California, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Virginia.

The company said the 10 grants focus on projects that enhance fish populations, including engaging anglers in data collection and tagging, enhancing marine habitat, educating anglers and encouraging policies that maintain healthy fish stocks.

“West Marine is proud to support recreational fishing, scientific and marine environmental groups who are working together for abundant and healthy habitats and fish stocks,” West Marine founder and chairman Randy Repass said in a statement. “The work of these organizations will benefit recreational fishing, sustainable commercial fishing and help to enhance fish populations for today’s anglers and future generations.”

Click here for the full release and list of recipients.

Related

A Collective Voice Against Tariffs

Organizations in the E.U. and U.S. have issued a statement ahead of next week’s Brussels Summit urging for the termination of retaliatory tariffs.

ABYC Free Webinar Series Returns

The association’s online learning events will continue with “Fuel System Troubleshooting” on June 17.

Getting to Know the Newbies

At last week’s Partners Outdoors symposium, RBFF’s Stephanie Vatalaro shared information that can help the marine industry get to know its new audiences.

Switching to Compostable Bags

Foul-weather gear maker Grundéns will start using eco-packaging that you can cut up and use in the garden.

Brunswick Corp. CEO to Headline Innovation Summit

David Foulkes will speak on implementation at the Sept. 9 summit, organized by Correct Craft.

Navico Hires Americas PR Manager

Navico brings its public-relations duties in-house with the hiring of Kim Rodriquez.

Galeon Expands Dealer Network

The builder looks to British Columbia-based dealer Freedom Marine to grow the brand in western Canada.

No Inventory? Now Is Not The Time to Stop Marketing

The MRAA’s Webinar “Marketing When You Have No Inventory” covered how dealers can build long-term equity with new and returning customers as demand outpaces supply.