Keeping waterways clean and open to boaters is an important goal of the recreational marine industry. Individually and as members of trade organizations, marine businesses push for the enactment of fair rules and regulations governing use of the nation's rivers, lakes, streams and ocean waters.
A coalition of recreational boating and fishing groups say the new appointments will balance recreational fishing needs with commercial needs and conservation.
“Recreation Not Red Tape Act” gains support from outdoor groups.
A successful trial program last year led to the NOAA Fisheries’ decision.
Since its inception in 2000, the BIG program has awarded $215 million to projects.
The limited season provides strong economic impact in South Atlantic states.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council met in Georgia to discuss ways to improve access without compromising conservation.
Advocates tout the bill’s passage, but say the real work has just begun.
Two days after taking office, Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will spend $2.5 billion on more aggressive policies for water-quality management in the Sunshine state.
Gulf fishery management council is considering allowing states more flexibility to set recreational snapper season.
Audio alert system helps Pauline Dowell achieve on-water independence.
2018 program included campaigns in 19 states.
The bipartisan bill has been cosponsored by 20 legislators.
The bipartisan legislation includes the Water Resources Development Act.