New RBFF Fly Fishing Mystery Shopper Study provides insights for retailers

Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
August 12, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) today announced the release of a new mystery shopper study that provides insights for fly fishing retailers. The study shows fly fishing retailers excel over general fishing... Read more »

Record ICAST show bodes well for marine industry

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Craig Ritchie
July 17, 2015

A record turnout at the 2015 ICAST show, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from July 15 to 17, bodes well for the marine industry, according to manufacturers exhibiting at the event. More than 12,000 dealers, retailers, reps and distributors had pre-registered for the world’s largest... Read more »

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” announces partnerships with NMMA and RBFF

Boating Industry
July 8, 2015

The highly acclaimed "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" educational series announces partnerships with the National Marine Manufacturer's Association (NMMA), Discover Boating, Miami International Boat Show, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and Take Me Fishing. The relationship will serve to... Read more »

Bass Pro Shops launches new fishing initiative

Bass Pro Shops
June 10, 2015

Bass Pro Shops has announced “Gone Fishing,” a major new program to introduce people of all ages, especially urban youth and children overly-focused on their digital devices, to fishing as a gateway to discovering the outdoors. The national program encompasses a variety of significant initiatives... Read more »

Weekly 5: Coast Guard reauthorization passes committee

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Boating Industry
May 5, 2015

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Coast Guard reauthorization passes committee The U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure unanimously approved... Read more »

Ocean Master celebrates 40 years of boatbuilding

Ocean Master
April 17, 2015

In 1975, Mark Hauptner built his first 31' center console. Forty years later, the company he founded – Ocean Master – celebrates its history and achievements as it moves into the future. Hauptner didn't back down when people scoffed at the idea of a large, overbuilt, outboard-powered center console.... Read more »

Mercury Marine a sponsor of Major League Fishing “Ultimate Dream” sweepstakes

Mercury Marine
April 1, 2015

FON DU LAC, Wisc. -- Mercury Marine and Major League Fishing have teamed up to offer 30 fishing enthusiasts an “Ultimate Dream” weekend Oct. 9-12. The winners of the Major League Fishing Ultimate Dream Sweepstakes will receive roundtrip airfare to Orlando, Florida, three nights’ hotel accommodations... Read more »

Mercury Marine applauds move to alter red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico

Mercury Marine
March 17, 2015

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, joins the NMMA and others in support of the new red snapper outline signed this weekend by fish and game representatives from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The... Read more »

Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

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By Tom Kaiser
June 9, 2014

Much has been made of the pending reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which manages commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries in the United States. It’s a contentious bill that, recreational marine interests suggest, is too heavily weighted toward... Read more »

Scouting out a bright path for our industry

Liz Walz
January 14, 2010

While I was a Brownie for a year or two in elementary school, it wasn’t my path to a love of the outdoors. I didn’t realize what an incredible impact Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can have on kids until later in life. In my 20s, when I was dating my husband, I had a chance to attend quite a few Boy... Read more »

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