Our weekly coverage of the latest industry news, conservation notices and more.
June 19, 2015
Newly Announced Season Limits Indicate Banner Season Ahead:
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has renewed 2014’s increased fishing limits for king salmon in SE Alaska. The newly announced limits mean nonresident guests at Waterfall Resort and Steamboat Bay can keep up to two king salmon per day during peak season in June, doubling the allowance from earlier years. The 2015 season opener on June 18 brings expanded accommodations to one of SE Alaska’s premiere fishing lodge with the addition of The Residence at Steamboat Bay. The new eight-bedroom manor will join The Lodge at Steamboat Bay, inviting an additional eight guests (increasing the total guest count to 24) to indulge in amenities at the closest lodge to some of the best fishing in southeast Alaska.
NMMA Use of Gevo’s Isobutanol in the Marine Fuel Market
Gevo, Inc. received a key endorsement today for the use of itsrenewable isobutanol by the marine industry, following support andrecommendation for the use of isobutanol by the National MarineManufacturers Association (NMMA) as an effective, less damaging, moresuitable biofuel alternative than ethanol for powering various types ofmarine and recreational boat engines. Read more here.
Contest Kicks of July 4 through Labor Day, Offering Weekly Prizes and Up to $13,000 in Youth Scholarships from Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
For the fourth straight year, The Sportfishing Conservancy, the Guy Harvey Oceans Foundation and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries are working together on the Sanctuary Classic, a unique, free fishing and photo contest that celebrates recreational fishing in America’s national marine sanctuaries and promotes conservation-focused fishing practices. The 2015 Sanctuary Classic — which kicks off Independence Day and runs through Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) — will continue to work much as it has in the past, by awarding prizes for fishing photos taken in any National Marine Sanctuary or adjacent waters. However, it will add some new twists this year that will make participation more fun and more rewarding, including all new categories for the youth scholarship awards and more overall scholarships. Read more here.
Targeting larger powerboats, Fischer Panda today announced its new 15 Mini DP AC Marine Generator. “Powerboats, including trawlers and larger sportfishing boats and smaller yachts will find the Panda 15 Mini DP to offer a robust yet smaller, lighter and quieter generator solution that will take care of all onboard power needs,” said Chad Godwin, Fischer Panda’s US Sales and Marketing Director. Godwin said the Panda 15 Mini DP is powered by the reliable freshwater-cooled Kubota three-cylinder diesel engine mated with Panda’s superior asynchronous water-cooled alternator. Godwin said with an MSRP of $17,995, the 15K will be a reliable and cost effective choice for powerboats in the 45 to 54 foot range. According to Godwin, testing conducted by the company has shown the Panda 15K to be on average 40% more fuel efficient than a comparative sized gas marine generator. Read more here.