Tag Archives: Environment

MIASF indicates successful start for annual waterway cleanup

On March 6 and 7, approximately 800 volunteers participated in the kick-off weekend of the 44th Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup, the county’s largest and longest-running environmental event. Presented by the Florida Inland Navigation District (F.I.N.D.) and organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), the first weekend of the Broward County Waterway Cleanup resulted in the collection of over 4,000 ...

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Navico initiates sustainable packaging program

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP brands recently announced its renewed focus on becoming a more sustainable company, dedicated to preserving the joy of being on the water for current and future generations.  The first step was a transition to feature 100% recyclable and sustainable packaging in new product offerings. Additionally, last month the company announced its first-ever appointment ...

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MIASF announces details of annual waterway cleanup

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) recently announced the details of the 44th Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup. Because participant safety is a top priority, some changes to this year’s event are being incorporated to minimize risk and ensure a healthy, enjoyable experience for all. Instead of the traditional one-day event, this year’s Waterway Cleanup will kick-off on March 6 and run ...

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Simrad partners with Gray FishTag Research on sustainability efforts

Simrad Yachting – a division of Navico – announced the continued sponsorship of Gray FishTag Research (GFR). This ongoing support includes a monetary donation, as well as marine electronics to auction as part of their fundraising efforts.  “This year, with boat shows like the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show being cancelled, we decided to divert some of the resources we ...

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Boat Trader launches #CleanWake awareness campaign

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Boat Trader recently announced the launch its #CleanWake challenge on Instagram. As boating surges and more new enthusiasts plan to get on the water, Boat Trader says #CleanWake is a timely push for awareness and action among Boat Trader's online audience of more than 10 million boaters, to keep America's waterways clean and trash-free. In partnership with marine experts and key boating ...

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Sea Tow Foundation awarded funding for Flare Disposal Program

The Sea Tow Foundation – a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and awareness of safe boating practices – was recently awarded a new grant from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund starting this month to conduct a Flare Disposal Program. Flares expire after 42 months and must be replaced to meet the USCG’s ...

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MIASF organizes 43rd annual waterway cleanup

On March 7, 2020, approximately 1,200 volunteers participated in the 43rd Broward County Waterway Cleanup, the county’s largest and longest-running environmental event. The event is presented by the Florida Inland Navigation District (F.I.N.D.) and National Marine Suppliers and organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF). The 2020 cleanup event resulted in the collection of nearly 25 tons ...

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Costa Sunglasses, Volvo Penta partner with MIBS for marine conservation

For the second year in a row, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, and Costa Sunglasses are partnering in an effort to expand their commitment to conservation, and encourage attendees to join the movement to #KICKPLASTIC at the 2020 show. Additionally, Volvo Penta has come on board to present the Volvo Penta Conservation Stage with free, daily seminars to ...

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RIMTA to host second Marine Industry Environmental Conference

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), along with partners Connecticut Marine Trade Association (CMTA) and Massachusetts Marine Trade Association (MMTA), will host the second-annual environmental conference for the region’s marine industry on March 11, 2020. The Southern New England Marine Industry Environmental Conference will focus both on practical approaches and a forward-looking vision on environmental issues marine businesses in the region ...

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Election year thoughts

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By Bill Yeargin 2020 is a U.S. presidential election year with the first caucuses and primaries right around the corner. Before we know it, November will be here, and the citizens of the U.S. will be voting. Election years in the U.S. are interesting because they result in a unique and intense focus on political topics that is beyond the ...

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