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. Miami, Key Biscayne officials proceed with mediation over boat show
Elected officials and staff from Key Biscayne and Miami have had their first mediated meeting on the Miami International Boat Show, the Miami Herald reported.
The village of Key Biscayne has sued the city of Miami over the city’s plans to redevelop the Miami Marine Stadium site to host the show. The village says it is concerned about increased traffic to the area. Florida state law requires municipalities to participate in mediation before going to litigation.
2. Canadian outboard engine sales up in February
Canadian wholesale outboard engine shipments were up 11 percent R12M YOY in February, NMMA reported.
3. Alaska rep introduces bill to reauthorize Magnuson-Stevens
Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, has introduced a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the nation’s primary law governing fishing in federal waters.
The bill also allows local fisheries more flexibility in setting catch limits.
4. Oil industry groups file suit over Renewable Fuel Standard
The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute have become the latest groups to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for its repeated delays in setting renewable fuel requirements.
5. Mexico releases fishing app for visiting boaters, anglers
Tourists looking to get the proper documentation for fishing and boating in Mexico now have an app to help them get started.