In Case You Missed It - June 5, 2015 News

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Boston Whaler Awarded

Boston Whaler’s Edgewater facility was awarded the prestigious Chairman’s Safety Award conducted by parent company Brunswick Corporation. During a ceremony held on June 4, Brunswick Chairman & CEO Dustin McCoy presented Whaler’s safety committee with the award, and Boston Whaler announced that it would donate the prize money received in conjunction with the award to local charity Cudas Unhooked.Courtesy of Boston Whaler

Gary Jennings Joins ASA Staff

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Gary Jennings, a life-long, avid angler and boater, has joined the ASA staff as the Manager of the Keep Florida Fishing initiative. Jennings brings close to 20 years of experience in the fishing and boating industries to this new position. His tenure began on June 1, 2015. Read more here.ASA
The California State Senate passed the California Sportfishing Stimulus Act of 2015 unanimously. Senate Bill SB 345, sponsored by the California Sportfishing League (CSL) and authored by Senator Tom Berryhill and Assembly Member Frank Bigelow, aims to address California’s unprecedented decline in fishing participation and increase fishing license sales. “We are pleased that the California State Senate recognizes the importance of protecting recreational fishing and the communities dependent on this great form of outdoor recreation to stimulate tourism and to protect jobs,” said Marko Mlikotin, Read more about here.California Sportfishing Stimulus Act of 2015 Passed

Take Me Fishing Reveals Top 100 Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat in the U.S.

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and its Take Me Fishing campaign today unveiled the 2015 Top 100 Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat, which ranks Florida’s Everglades National Park as the No. 1 place to fish and boat in the U.S.! The Top 100 list is being released just in time to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, June 6 – 14. Read the list here.
From Pacific Fishery Management Council: Anglers to Fishery Managers: Transition from Drift Gillnets This letter — currently from over 1000 West Coast anglers — asks the Pacific Fishery Management Council to: Sign letter here.Sign Petition to Transition from Drift Gillnets

Mako Shark Giving Regards to Broadway as She Swims off the Coast of New York City

The latest tourist swinging by New York City isn't there to take a bite out of The Big Apple. ­She's just visiting. It's a shortfin mako shark — a juvenile female who is just passing by on her epic travels. Fitted with a sophisticated SPOT satellite tag and tracked in near real-time on an online, interactive website hosted by Nova Southeastern University's Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), this little lady is skirting by NYC as she heads north on an amazing year's journey that has, so far, covered more than 10,000 miles. The 140-pound, female shortfin mako, dubbed Jiffy Lube2, was tagged last May off Ocean City, Maryland. Scientists from Nova Southeastern University's Guy Harvey Research Institute tagged, released and tracked 13 makos in 2013 and 2014 off Ocean City, Maryland. Named for the sponsor of her SPOT tag, Jiffy Lube2's journey has gone as far south as the Bahamas, then northeast to Bermuda, then deep into the North Atlantic where she turned back east to Nova Scotia, Canada and then south near Ocean City and is now in the vicinity of New York City, some 80 miles off the coast. If she were a car, this mako shark would have had to visit her local JiffyLube three times for an oil change! You can follow Jiffy Lube2 on her travels online here.NSU's Guy Harvey Research Institute