ASA applauds Florida governor’s fishery management nominations

The American Sportfishing Association and its Florida advocacy arm, Keep Florida Fishing, are praising Florida Gov. Rick Scott for his recommendations to the secretary of commerce for appointments to both the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Nominees for the open recreational fishing seat on the GMFMC include …
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NMMA applauds bill to preserve state fisheries management authority

The “Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act,” S. 2807, will safeguard the role of state fisheries management agencies and help prevent unwarranted fishing closures, NMMA said Tuesday. The bill was introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It is similar to legislation that passed the U.S. House as part of the …
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MarineMax expanding into yacht management, crew placement and charter

MarineMax announced Friday at the Palm Beach International Boat Show that it is expanding into yacht management, crew placement and charter of luxury megayachts. Bob Saxon Associates, has joined MarineMax as part of the new endeavor that will be headquartered at the MarineMax Yacht Center in Pompano Beach, Fla. “We are excited to announce this […]
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MIASF and Show Management to produce Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and Show Management have signed a 30-year agreement to produce the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “Our marine industry has become a prominent job creator, and our region is a marine sales, refit and repair hub,” said Phil Purcell, executive director of the MIASF, […]
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Matthew Riddle appointed president, CEO of Walbro Engine Management

TUCSON, Ariz. – Walbro Engine Management, the world’s largest carburetor manufacturer and leading supplier of ignition, fuel delivery and storage components and systems, announced the appointment of Matthew Riddle as president and chief executive officer. He will immediately assume responsibilities and will succeed Tony Martin, who has stepped down. Riddle, 48, is a seasoned international […]
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Dominion Marine Media launches social media management service

NORFOLK, Va. – Dominion Marine Media (DMM), the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com and Cosas de Barcos, has introduced a suite of social media management services that make social media for marine businesses faster, easier and more effective. With the expertise and guidance of Social Media Manager Lauren de Vlaming, […]
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