Quick Hits: May 18, 2020

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The American Sportfishing Association announced that $300 million has been allocated via the CARES Act for fisheries in coastal states. According to the ASA, each state is responsible for developing spending plans that cohere with the CARES Act. “It is important for coastal and marine sportfishing businesses to know that they may be eligible for these funds,” said Mike Leonard, vice president of Government Affairs at the ASA, in a statement. “Every bit of relief funding can help businesses survive.” ASA will continue to publish the spending plans of each state as they are available. 

The owner of theme restaurant Rainforest Café, Steven Schussler, has lost a lawsuit against the city of Minnetonka Beach, Minn. over a municipal dock near his family’s property. The suit alleges that the size and angle of the city’s dock both prevents the city from building its own dock and blocks access to deeper water. Schussler told the Star Tribune that he’s mulling appealing the case. The court ruling can be read here

Freedom Boat Club of Jacksonville, Fla., promoted Mark Vickers to the new position of general manager for its three locations in Julington Creek, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine. Vickers was a member for five years before joining Freedom Boat Club as a membership executive in January 2020, according to the company


NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.