Crab Scientists Plan More Direct Research, Tagging This Year

Image: Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation. Two research scientists with extensive backgrounds in crab fisheries said last week that they’re bent on unlocking new information in the coming months to help better track the future for Alaska king crab and snow crab fisheries currently foundering in a multi-million-dollar collapse. Research plans for 2023 call for […]

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Registration opens for 2023 American Boating Congress

Registration for the recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress, is now open. The American Boating Congress (ABC) will return to Washington, D.C. from May 8-10, 2023, bringing together all segments of the recreational boating industry to share its collective voice on Capitol Hill and address pressing matters for the industry. Following […]

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Winter boat shows kick off in Chicago and Atlanta

January 12, 2023 01-1212-2019 NMMA-Chicago Boat Show for the Heron Agency The Discover Boating Chicago Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive Insurance, kicked off on Jan. 11 at the McCormick Place. The Discover Boating Atlanta Boat Show begins at the Georgia World Congress Center Jan. 12 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 15. Both events are […]

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Biden Bans Swordfish Drift Gillnets in US

Eliminating the use of large-mesh drift gillnets will help minimize bycatch in the commercial swordfish fishery. Mike Mazur I’ll be right up front: I’m not a fan of legislative riders, where an issue unrelated to the major piece of legislation gets attached as a way of getting it passed. It is my feeling that the […]

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Fishing Coalition Hails Funding for Young Fishermen’s Development Act

Image via Fishing Communities Coalition. A national coalition of community-based, small-boat commercial fishermen is hailing a congressional decision to include $1 million to fund the Young Fishermen’s Development Act (YFDA) in the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package for fiscal year 2023. Members of the Fishing Communities Coalition (FCC) worked with members of Congress for more […]

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Outdoor recreation leaders to host economy webinar Nov. 9

Outdoor Recreation stakeholders are invited to join the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the larger outdoor recreation industry on Wednesday, November 9 at 12 p.m. ET, for a webinar presentation on new data of the impact of the outdoor recreation economy. Last year was a once-in-a-generation year for the outdoor recreation economy. The […]

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Riverfront Renaissance

Photo by Toledo Aerial Media A boatload of attractions — including the nation’s largest mural — along the Maumee make Toledo a mighty fine Lake Erie destination. By Damaine Vonada Despite all the natural assets that Toledo, Ohio, enjoys because of its location at the place where the gaping mouth of the Maumee River empties […]

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ELEVATE SUMMIT keynote speaker provides preview

Like many of you, 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT keynote speaker Curtis Dubay is gearing up for a power-packed event next month in Orlando, Fla. Dubay is the chief economist in the Economic Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. During his ELEVATE SUMMIT session, he will explain some of the confusing metrics around the economy […]

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Georgia Senator’s Office, business leaders visit Chaparral and Robalo Boats facilities

Last month Kristin Fulford, Director of Outreach in the office of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA), along with local city councilman Rodrick Smith and South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) Berrien Campus Administrator Richard Huth, visited the Chaparral and Robalo Boats facilities in Nashville, Georgia. Led by Mike Fafard, Senior VP of Manufacturing and Engineering, the […]

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Waypoint: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

It’s got the sophistication of Boston, the food and vibe of Portland, the charm of Kennebunkport and the history of Plymouth all rolled into one. Photos by Dori Arrington Portsmouth, New Hampshire It’s got the sophistication of Boston, the food and vibe of Portland, the charm of Kennebunkport and the history of Plymouth all rolled […]

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Magnuson-Stevens Act Update

A commercial fishing vessel sits at moor in Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Brian Yurasits via Unsplash It’s that time again! Like the 17-year cicadas, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) has emerged for re-authorization. The MSA is the primary law that governs marine fisheries management in U.S. federal waters, and it is supposed […]

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Silent 60 Solar-Electric Motoryacht Review

Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward thinking yachts ever built. A Silent Future? Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward […]

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NMMA names 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry veterans into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joe Miller, Former CEO & Principal at William F. Miller & Associates, and Doug Smoker, President & CEO of Smoker Craft, Inc., will be presented with the 2022 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ […]

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