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.
Groups involved in boating safety and abandoned vessels are encouraged to apply.
Lee County and FWC will hold consider the issue at a meeting on March 13.
Federal funds have been allocated for much-needed Petaluma River dredging.
Funds will go to six cities throughout the state.
Lake Okeechobee anglers, boaters, guides and others with high exposure to the blooms would be tested.
The new department in the Granite State is seen as a positive for the national outdoor recreation industry.
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.