Skip to main content

Management plan proposed for Biscayne National Park

The National Park Service is developing a new fisheries management plan for Biscayne National Park in Florida.

Of the five proposed alternative plans, three of them could make significant changes in sportfishing regulations and would require all boats engaged in any recreational activity in the park to have a recreational use permit, according to an Action Alert from the Marine Council.

Click here for information on the proposals.

The Marine Council is urging industry stakeholders to share their thoughts on the five alternative proposals with the National Park Service. Meetings will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Miami and Sept. 17 at the Holiday Inn in Key Largo, Fla.

Click here to submit comments online before Oct. 6.

Related

Minneapolis Boat Show Opens Tomorrow

Canceled last year, the show runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

ASA Appoints Public Affairs Manager

John Chambers will help strengthen communications efforts and increase engagement in the newly created position with the American Sportfishing Association.

Soundings Trade Only Names Editor-in-Chief

Gary Reich takes the helm from Jeff Moser, who becomes editor-in-chief of sister magazine PassageMaker.

St. Petersburg Show Opens Thursday

The 44th edition combines with the Tampa Boat Show to create what organizers say is the largest show on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Pay To Play

When Covid restrictions were widespread, some MTAs found a new revenue stream by charging admission to previously free shows, and visitors had no problem ponying up.

Yamaha Expands F25 Line

The company added short-shaft power trim and tilt models, and two models with improved tiller handles.

MRAA Donates to Educational Foundation

The group reinvested $100,000 in donations it received to help the foundation’s effort to address workforce shortages.