Quick Hits: September 23, 2020

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Two European boat shows are set to move forward next month. The first of these — the 60th Genoa Boat Show — will kick off next week on Oct. 1 after being approved by local health authorities, and run until Oct. 6. Later in the month will be the 22nd Biograd Boat Show in Kornati, Biograd na Moru, Croatia from Oct. 21-25. Ilirija, the show organizer, expanded the event to five days to reduce crowding at what’s being billed as the largest in-water show in Central Europe. 

Keep America Fishing, the advocacy arm of the American Sportfishing Association, has issued an action alert urging anglers to support a bill that would ban what the group calls “highly destructive large mesh drift gillnets in Pacific waters” — mile-long, nearly invisible net that’s already banned in the rest of the United States. The Senate unanimously passed the Driftnet Modernization & Bycatch Reduction Act, and now advocates are pushing for the House to pass companion bill H.R. 1979 in the House. “Drift gillnets are an outdated commercial fishing method that produce excessive bycatch and waste, including of popular sportfish, marine mammals and sea turtles,” reads an excerpt from the sample letter to Congress.


Suzuki Powers Forest River’s New Nepallo Pontoon Boats

The new Nepallo line of pontoon boats with Suzuki engines will be sold at select Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors stores.

West Marine CEO to Keynote Annual MRA Event

With a “Climate for Change” theme, the Marine Recreation Association’s Educational Conference and Trade Show is set for Oct. 11-13.

Skeeter Owner’s Tourney Held on Lake Fork

A field of 2,000 anglers in 1,000 boats saw a nearly 10-pound bass capture first place in the annual Skeeter owner’s tournament.

Email Remains a Vital Marketing Tool for Dealers

A content marketing staple, emails can consistently deliver valuable and relevant information, if done correctly.

ABYC to Publish Largest-Ever Standards Manual

The nonprofit is offering pre-orders until June 18 of its updated standards manual, with a publication date of July 31.

Furuno, Simrad Add SiriusXM Fish Mapping Suite

The subscription-based service offers offshore anglers a suite of technology with which to locate and catch more fish.