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Manatee Down-listing Public Comment Ends April 6th

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced plans to downlist the West Indian manatee from endangered to a less-serious status of threatened under the Read more

Lake Okeechobee Water Release

SWFMIA Members, please take action! For many of our members, recent rain and subsequent release of water into the Caloosahatchee River has been a huge problem. Read more

Manatee Down-listing – Public Comment Needed

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced plans to downlist the West Indian manatee from endangered to a less-serious status of threatened under the Read more

Attention Gulf Red Snapper Anglers

Photo provided by: MyFWC Big changes to Gulf recreational red snapper management could be coming – here’s your chance to weigh in and make sure Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 an opportunity Read more

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 Read more

Lido Key – Big Pass Sand Dredge

Looking across Big Pass at Siesta Key, from South Lido Beach. This is the area the Army Corps of Engineers has proposed removing sand Read more

THE 14th ANNUAL CHARLOTTE COUNTY BOAT SHOW JANUARY 15-18, 2015

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 in the Read more

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 WHEN: 6 p.m., Read more

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