Quick Hits: May 15, 2020

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Although it’s an annual event, National Safe Boating Week — which kicks off on May 16 and runs through May 22 ­— carries an additional message in light of covid-19. “While we’re learning new things about the virus almost every day, we don’t anticipate additional safety challenges on the water this year,” said BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water president Chris Edmonston in a statement. Tips for social distancing while boating via the National Safe Boating Council can be found here

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations lobbies on behalf of national marine associations through committees that are critical in presenting a united voice to address issues that affect the industry as a whole. Each week, ICOMIA continues to provide Trade Only Today with a comprehensive, country-by-country guide on how the covid-19 pandemic is affecting marine businesses globally. The latest update can be seen here

Westrec Marinas and Sunrise Harbor facility in Fort Lauderdale announced updates that include remodeling its fitness center and marina office, upgrading its security system and dredging of the marina basin. “Facility improvements, crew accommodations, industry involvement, and a superlative environment for customers are the harbingers of the reputation Sunrise Harbor enjoys,” said CMM Brad St. Coeur in a statement.


Snapper Quotas in Flux Again

NOAA Fisheries wants Gulf Coast states to revert back to the data collection model that the recreational fishing community has widely criticized.