Charterboat captain Rick Shepanski, of Cape May, N.J., worries about some of the charter boats he sees carrying customers offshore. He doesn't think they always belong out there.
The Florida Keys and Key West tourism council launched a new web and social media-based feature designed to communicate "an accurate status of Keys tourism offerings during the Transocean/BP oil spill crisis."
On the first day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Competition in Morehead City, N.C., the boat Citation from the Outer Banks was the first to catch the big blue. It didn't get to the weigh station until about 7 p.m., but it was worth the wait.
Sea Tow Services International recently announced that offshore fishing boat builder Southport Boats joined its Sea Care program.
Because of the large number of oil containment booms and cleanup equipment being deployed around the state in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Boating and Waterways Section is asking boaters to slow down where oil cleanup is under way.
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