The Mercury Verado integrated outboard propulsion system won the 2004 IBEX Innovation Award in the outboard category at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference in Miami Beach
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission presented its highest annual award, the David H. Hart Award, to Dr. William Hogarth, NOAA’s Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, at the Commission’s 63rd Annual Meeting in New Castle, New Hampshire
KVH Industries of Middletown, RI, won the “best product” awards from the National Marine Electronics Association in the satellite television and satellite telephone categories
A new website supports the marine industry’s Grow Boating Initiative at www.growboating.org
The Recreational Fishing Alliance and United Boatmen submitted comments to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission on Addendum XVI to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan — www.joinrfa.org
Member states of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission acknowledged the many accomplishments of outgoing Chair John I. Nelson, Jr., of New Hampshire and welcomed incoming Chair Preston Pate, Jr., of North Carolina.