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NMMA Reports U.S. Boat Sales Reached 13-Year High in 2020
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NMMA Reports U.S. Boat Sales Reached 13-Year High in 2020

The NMMA reported today that retail unit sales of new powerboats in the U.S. increased last year by an estimated 12 percent compared to 2019. More than 310,000 new powerboats were sold in 2020, levels the recreational boating industry has not seen since before the Great Recession in 2008. “2020 was an extraordinary year for new...

Crab Pot Recovery on N.C. Coast
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Crab Pot Recovery on N.C. Coast

This week, 31 commercial watermen and women are set to begin collecting lost crab pots and fishing gear along the northern and central coast as part of the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project. The North Carolina Coastal Federation has been leading since 2014 the recovery project to remove lost crab pots from the state’s internal...

Ice Fishing Safety Begins with Ice Thickness
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Ice Fishing Safety Begins with Ice Thickness

  LINCOLN, Neb. — Catching fish through the ice can be a fun way to spend a winter day. Winter days are shorter, so any time spent outdoors is a bonus. But with ice-fishing, safety always should come first. It always starts with ice thickness. When is the ice thick enough to go out for...

Mercury Marine Installs Solar Array at Headquarters Campus
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Mercury Marine Installs Solar Array at Headquarters Campus

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Mercury Marine®, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today announced the installation of its first array of photovoltaic solar panels to be put to use at its world headquarters campus in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The new array sits atop a segment of the company’s warehouse roof and comprises 320 panels, each...

Everest Gives Back
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Everest Gives Back

The Woodlands, Texas – Everest, the first of its kind online marketplace for the outdoor recreation world has announced that USA Clay Target League is now a recipient of the Everest Gives Back philanthropic program.   “We applaud the USA Clay Target League’s success in becoming the largest youth clay target shooting sports organization with...

New Millennium Marine B-100-SGH Duck Seat
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New Millennium Marine B-100-SGH Duck Seat

Pearl, MS – Waterfowl hunters and anglers looking for maximum comfort, durability, and concealment in their boat seats need look no further than the new Millennium Marine B-100-SGH Duck Seat in Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass® Habitat™ camouflage. Millennium Marine B-100-SGH Duck Seats feature the company’s legendary ComfortMAX breathable seat fabric, which has been designed for...

Everett Gill, Noted Rat-L-Trap Exec
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Everett Gill, Noted Rat-L-Trap Exec

The Bill Lewis Lure company is saddened to announce the passing of Everett Gill. Many in the fishing tackle industry remember “Big Ev” as the back bone and shoulders that carried the weight of the company as its Rat-L-Trap lure rose to fame in the 80’s and 90’s. As legend has it, Mr. Gill was...

Florida FWC Virtual Meeting on Crappie Regs
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Florida FWC Virtual Meeting on Crappie Regs

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host 12 virtual conversations with stakeholders that will be conducted in place of traditional in-person meetings. The objective of the conversations will be to gather stakeholder input on current black crappie regulations. Each meeting will focus on state-wide opinions, as well as resource specific regulations. The...

Boat Owners Association of The United States  Makes a Difference
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Boat Owners Association of The United States Makes a Difference

SPRINGFIELD, Va. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the national advocacy, services and safety group with more than 700,000 members, weighed in on a range of boating issues, debates and legislation affecting recreational boaters in 2020. As the boater’s advocate, BoatUS brought the unique perspective and needs of the recreational boat owner to...