Inside Angle: The Last Bayliner Meme

Boaters like to poke fun at Bayliners, but the company’s founder got the last laugh. Bayliner. Everyone on the docks has heard a Bayliner joke over the years. And in the age of social media the jokes about these entry-level boats from the 1970s, 80s and beyond have morphed into seemingly endless memes mocking the […]

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Hawaii Research Center Paying Commercial Fishermen to Collect Derelict Nets

Hawai’i Pacific University’s Center for Marine Debris Research team with a large conglomerate of derelict fishing gear. Photo: Hawai’i Pacific University. Hawai’i Pacific University’s Center for Marine Debris Research has launched a project to remove derelict fishing gear from the ocean. A bounty will be paid to eligible commercial fishers to remove derelict fishing gear […]

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New Year-New You! – Bass University 2023 Classes

The Bass University Catches Top Bass Fishing Professionals back in the Classroom in Anderson, SC – Gadsden, AL and Athens, TX! Founded in 2009 by Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, The Bass University (BU) offers acclaimed bass fishing education programs in three formats: online, in the classroom, and on the water.  The Bass University builds […]

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So Others May Live

Reflections from a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Portraits by Keith Carlsen After a Long, Wild Ride, Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Shannon Scaff Ponders a Storied Career and Plots His Next Big Mission. On January 25, 2000, the conditions off Elizabeth City, North Carolina were simply terrible. A cold-front-spawned low off Florida had inhaled a plume […]

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College Students Build Electric Boats, Experience, and Confidence at University of Pittsburgh

The team includes more than 40 undergraduates studying 10 different disciplines of engineering as well as finance, economics, marketing, computer science, and business information systems. Left to Right: Dr. Tony Kerzmann; Kevin Gu; Clinton Connelly; Casandra Nickelson; David Marcano; Nicholas Genco; Shreyas Vivekanandan; Josh Lubin; Luke Sowinsk. Courtesy Pittsburgh Electric Propulsion Engineering students at University […]

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Kickstarting a Club

Start Your Own High School Bass Club Future Angler Foundation offers step-by-step suggestions for starting a new club program in youth-to-youth video. Photo courtesy of Bassmaster Forestville, WI (December 14, 2022) – Bass fishing clubs have made a big splash on the high school scene in recent years, helping bridge the gap between academics, competitive […]

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MarineMax partners with Junior Achievement of South Florida

MarineMax recently announced a partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) of South Florida, a non-profit organization focused on youth workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. Two projects are currently in the works, both aimed at educating younger generations about the marine industry.  The first program was founded and created in 2018 by Christine Battles with Advanced Mechanical Enterprises. […]

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Yamaha technical school program expands

The Yamaha Marine Technical School Partnership program (TSP) added ten new schools to its growing list of participants during the last 12 months, bringing the total number to 117 nationwide. Developed in 2015, Yamaha’s TSP program aims to develop a stronger marine technician workforce through a certified curriculum, Yamaha systems access and product donations used […]

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Advanced Marine Electrical Online Course Now Available

PHOTO COURTESY OF BOATHOWTO Boat system experts Nigel Calder and Dr. Jan Athenstädt have released their new Advanced Marine Electronics online course which offers 13 modules covering a wide array of topics focused on boats’ electrical systems, and goes beyond compliance with the safety standards promulgated by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and […]

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Giving Tuesday with The Ike Foundation®

November 8, 2022– The Ike Foundation® has had a busy year of hosting several kids fishing events as well as donating to several kids fishing organizations across the country. While The Ike Foundation®’s mission is to introduce urban and rural children to the wholesome sport of fishing, we are also dedicated to instilling in them […]

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IMEA awards marine trade school scholarships

The International Marine Electronics Alliance (IMEA), a 501 (c) (3) supporting organization of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), has awarded six marine electronics industry scholarships to students currently enrolled in marine trade school technology programs. The six scholarship winners included Charles Horton from the Landing School in Arundel, Maine; Andrew Vogel of Suncoast Technical […]

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Using Fishing as a Motivational Tool for Students

Using Fishing as a Motivational Tool for Students In theory, fishing is a fun and relaxing hobby. In reality, it can be quite the opposite. Fishing is a challenging sport that requires mastering many different skills. The difficulty of fishing makes it the perfect tool for motivating students to do well in school. By providing […]

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How to Plan A Student Fishing Trip

How to Plan A Student Fishing Trip If you’re a student and you love fishing, then you’re going to love this post. Here, we’re going to teach you how to plan a perfect student fishing trip. It can become a paper writing help for students who are looking for a new source of inspiration. Whether […]

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Marine Research Hub appoints new executive director

The Marine Research Hub (MRH) announced that Katherine O’Fallon has been appointed executive director following the 501(c)(3) being awarded state funding secured by State Representative Chip LaMarca earlier this year. Most recently, O’Fallon served as Marine Magnet Coordinator at New River Middle School where she successfully oversaw the implementation of curriculum in the classrooms, developed […]

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