Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act


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 »

EPA Proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards

November 15, 2013

In what will be viewed as a significant yet temporary victory for the agricultural, petroleum, marine and powersports industries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would cut the amount of ethanol that is federally required to be blended in American gasoline and diesel as... Read more »

Boat shows still beneficial

Jon Mohr
November 5, 2010

The first in a series of in-depth reports that will examine which marketing channels influence consumers the most as they’re deciding whether or not to purchase a new boat was released yesterday and its findings indicate that boat shows still play a very important role in the shopping and purchase... Read more »

No confusion in industry’s response to E15 ruling

Jon Mohr
October 14, 2010

The National Marine Manufacturers Association distributed a release yesterday in response to a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant limited approval for the sale of gasoline containing up to 15 percent ethanol for model year 2007 and newer motor vehicles.  NMMA said the decision... Read more »

Good news for a change

Jon Mohr
October 8, 2010

The boating industry received several pieces of positive news this week as the National Marine Bankers Association reported signs of stabilizing retail boat prices, the federal government reached a decision that will allow more dealerships to qualify for SBA loans, and IBEX organizers said that attendance... Read more »

’09 unit sales: Just how bad was it?

Jon Mohr
July 2, 2010

We’re wrapping up our annual Market Data Book this week, getting all the pages ready to send off to our printer so the issue can be mailed out at the end of July. As always, there are a lot of pertinent facts and figures. But having worked to help assemble this issue for the last six years, never before... Read more »