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

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 further efforts to encourage the female sector to participate in fishing and boating through educational programming. "We're excited to partner with ...

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Bass Pro Shops launches new fishing initiative

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 designed to introduce audiences that haven’t been exposed to outdoor recreation, and inspire experienced anglers ...

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Weekly 5: Coast Guard reauthorization passes committee

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 the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2015 last week. The bill, HR 1987, ...

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Ocean Master celebrates 40 years of boatbuilding

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. When the 31 CC hit the water, it changed how the ...

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

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 near Orlando, meals, a guided half-day of fishing with an elite pro angler, swag ...

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

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 new regulation will give state fisheries control over the management of red snapper throughout ...

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Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

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 the commercial fishing industry while giving short shrift to the nation’s recreational fishing and boating interests. Similarly, much ...

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Scouting out a bright path for our industry

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 ...

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Hook, line and sinker

When I was seven years old, I spent a lot of time fishing with my brother and our buddies. I would ride my bike about a mile from our house, rod and reel resting comfortably across the handlebars, to an old bridge that spanned a river in the local park. Catching fish seemed incredibly easy back then. We'd fill a ...

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