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FWC waives license for lionfish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has agreed to waive the recreational license requirement for divers harvesting lionfish using certain gear and to exclude lionfish from the commercial…

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Tahiti offers land and sea options

With unparalleled diving, clear waters and sparsely populated villages, these islands in any other part of the world might be overrun with tourists and traffic. But what makes Tahiti and…

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USCG medical needs fix

Three U.S. mariner unions have submitted comments to the U.S. Coast Guard saying its merchant mariner medical review program is flawed and should be replaced. The International Organization of Masters,…

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PYA OKs Super Crew

Super Crew, a training program based in Western Cape, South Africa, has recently become accredited by the Professional Yachting Association. In operation since October 2011, the training facility specializes in…

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Newport taps YAG

The Newport Charter Yacht Show has chosen YachtAid Global as the beneficial charity of its closing party and fundraiser. The show runs from June 17-20 at Newport Yachting Center, with…

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ISA opens US office

Italian builder ISA (International Shipyards Ancona) has launched its North American operations by opening an office in Ft. Lauderdale. The office on Southeast 17th Street Causeway celebrated the company’s 12th…

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Bradford Marine hires Copeland

Bradford Marine Ft. Lauderdale announced the addition of A.D. Copeland as a project manager. Copeland has an extensive career in the yachting industry, beginning as a deckhand on M/Y Limitless,…

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Titan Marine now running as a closed yard

New Zealand-based Titan Marine is now running as a closed yard, project managing all work on its 1,500-ton slipway and repair berth in central Auckland. The company’s team includes aluminium…

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IBEX rotates to Tampa

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) will rotate its event between Louisville, Ky., and Tampa, Fla. Both cities are easily accessed travel hubs and the rotation between a southern…

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San Diego air meets standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that San Diego County in Southern California has met the 1997 national health-based air quality standard for smog, also known as ground-level ozone. Over…

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