Quick Hits: May 19, 2020

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Ritchie Navigation resumed production this week at its Pembroke, Mass., facility after a mandated closure in late March following state covid-19 guidelines. “During the closure, we received compasses in need of maintenance or repair,” sales and marketing vice president Roby Holland said in a statement. “It'll take us a couple of weeks to catch up with those, but we came back online in a strong way. We continued to take orders while we were down and don't foresee any delays in shipping them out.”

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations has published a policy paper on end-of-life boats in an effort to create a sustainable life cycle — something the group says is lacking in the industry. “What is needed is a collaborative approach involving stakeholders across governments, industry and the public to develop a strategic approach to the management of the issue of end-of-life boats,” said ICOMIA. Read the policy paper here.

Global Ocean Security Technologies has promoted Sean Ryan to global sales manager. “Sean joined GOST and quickly proved to be a dominating force in our sales department…we are super excited to see where he goes with this new role,” said president and CEO Jay Keenan in a statement. Founded in 2005, GOST’s marine security systems utilize HD cameras, motion sensors and real-time GPS tracking, and are compatible with smart devices.


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.