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Attention Gulf Red Snapper Anglers

Big changes to Gulf recreational red snapper management could be coming – here’s your chance to weigh in and make sure your voice is heard.

Become a Better Advocate with NMMA’s Grassroots Advocacy Tool Kit.

In an effort to keep the recreational boating industry up to date of legislative work and engaged in advocacy activities, the NMMA has put together

SWFMIA PRESS RELEASE – Jopie Helsen named “Member of the Year”

FORT MYERS, FL — Jopie Helsen, owner of the Sailor’s Wharf in St. Petersburg, FL was named “Member of the Year” by the Southwest Florida

2015 SWFMIA Annual Dinner

2015 SWFMIA Annual Dinner. Wednesday, September 23rd at the Harborside Event Center. $25 per person which includes dinner and one free drink. Please RSVP.

SWFMIA Industry Roundtable

Please Join Us – All Interested Marine Industry Businesses Welcome St. Petersburg Yacht Club – Thursday September 10, 4:00pm – RSVP Required SWFMIA Roundtables are

NEWS: Only a few days left to make your comment on the EPA’s ethanol proposal.

There’s only a few days left before the EPA’s ethanol comment period closes. This is our last chance to tell the EPA that we want

Lido Key – Big Pass Sand Dredge

It has taken nearly 20 years to get federal approval for this project, however plans to renourish Lido Key are causing concern for several groups.


THE 14th ANNUAL CHARLOTTE COUNTY BOAT SHOW JANUARY 15-18, 2015 PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Charlotte County is home to just about the finest boating waters

News Release: Coast Guard to hold public meeting for waterways review in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Coast Guard to hold public meeting for waterways review in Punta Gorda, Fla. WHO: The Coast Guard WHAT: Public meeting to discuss Aids to Navigation

The 42nd Annual Fort Myers Boat Show Set to Make a Splash!

Southwest Florida’s largest and most anticipated boat show returns for it’s 42nd annual exhibition of boats, equipment and seminars. The event will be held in

SWFMIA News & Notes – Oct. 2014

SWFMIA News & Notes – Oct. 2014 As you know, we have an important General Election coming up this November. We will be voting for our

UPDATE: Draft Impact Statement released on rail project!

A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been released by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the proposed All Aboard Florida Passenger Rail Project –

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