Regulations and Compliance
Many federal and state government regulations affect the marine industry. Trade Only follows developments as companies strive to operate in compliance with the rules.
Australia finalizes marine-engine emissions standards
The Australian government’s Department of Environment and Energy has finalized exhaust emissions standards for outdoor power equipment and marine engines.
ICOMIA releases environmental legislation guide
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations has published its latest Environment Guide, which outlines the latest environmental legislation affecting Asia, Australia, the European Union and the U.S.
Outboard engine makers back Australian emission standards bill
Outboard engine manufacturers that include Honda, BRP (Evinrude) and Suzuki are supporting an Australian bill that would toughen emission standards so they are on par with U.S. rules.
Senate panel approves bills that would boost industry
Three bills that would benefit the boating and fishing industries advanced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday.
IYBA urges Congress to end foreign-flagged yacht sales restrictions
The International Yacht Brokers Association is hosting a media event today with U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla.
Florida legislature passes Everglades restoration bill
The Florida legislature sent an Everglades restoration bill to Gov. Rick Scott.
Law will mandate California boaters to carry safety card
California boaters will need to carry a boater safety education card, beginning in 2018.
NMMA supports end to request for catch-share pilot program
The NMMA said the announcement represented a victory for the South Atlantic angling industry and anglers nationwide.
Firm issues analysis of Trump manufacturing proposals
On the infrastructure side, improvements should benefit manufacturers, the firm said.
Group opposes loss of interest deduction in California
The MRA is urging California boaters to oppose a bill that would eliminate interest deductions on second homes.
Federal judge issues injunction against new overtime rule
A federal judge Tuesday blocked an Obama administration rule that would have extended overtime eligibility to 4 million Americans.
Groups criticize NOAA policy on fisheries allocation
A long-awaited policy review has a coalition of recreational fishing advocates demanding Congress change laws.
Sea Tow offers on-water safety tips for holiday weekend
Sea Tow issued safety tips for the Fourth of July weekend, when many boaters take to waterways to enjoy fireworks shows.
Webinars set on new California emission regulations
Starting in model-year 2018, boatbuilders with installed gasoline fuel tanks that sell boats in California will need to meet new evaporative emission regulations
Interest rate increase could hurt U.S. manufacturers
Financial analysts continued to dice up the Federal Reserve’s 0.25 percent rate hike.
Florida brokers seek change to foreign-flagged law
The Florida Yacht Brokers Association hired a law firm to help change a more than century-old federal law.