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MCBC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCFT), the parent entity of MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC (“MasterCraft”), and NauticStar, LLC (“NauticStar”), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Crest Marine, LLC (“Crest”), a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of high-quality pontoon boats in the United States, for approximately $80 million.
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has issued hurricane-preparation alerts to its members in the Southeast and is urging all recreational boaters to begin making preparations to prevent damage to their vessels.
Effective 8:00 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for the Ports of South Carolina due to the expectation of sustained tropical storm force winds of 39 mph generated by Hurricane Florence that may arrive within 72 hours.

Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration efforts rely on sonar surveys, habitat mapping, and monitoring for success, and funds large scale restoration efforts.
The $72-million North Breton project, construction expected to start in 2019, will increase the size of the island by hundreds of acres and extend the life of critical nesting habitat for brown pelicans, terns, gulls, skimmers, and other birds.
Coastal Conservation Association Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Mote Marine Laboratory are launching an initiative to enhance the snook fishery on Florida’s southwest coast by stocking 10,000 juvenile snook during a two-year project.

Scientists are waiting to see if recent progress will help the Chesapeake more easily bounce back from July storms

The public meetings are to discuss the feedback BOEM has received in the recently published Call for Information and Nominations (Call) for potential offshore wind energy leasing and development in the New Jersey Bight.
Experts will provide tips about fishing, pellet gun target shooting, archery and other outdoor skills, as well as hands on instruction and actual fishing experiences.

DNR staff again will use trawling and gillnetting on Saginaw Bay to survey the area's fish community, marking the 48th consecutive year the department has surveyed the bay to determine the abundance and health of fish populations including walleye and yellow perch and and those they forage.
California Senate Bill (SB) 1017 phases out the use of mile-long nets that drift in the open ocean, compensates drift gillnet fishermen, and encourages a transition to innovative new swordfishing gear.
Whether you're after panfish or walleye, the new Arctic Fire Combos offer the best in sensitivity, action, and rod length to feel, set the hook, and land more fish.
In 2010, armed with a plow disc from a tractor and a welding shop for hire,brothers Hunter and Griff Jaggard set out to design an entirely new category of cooker that was portable yet bullet-proof, and could out-cook and outlast any other gas cooker on the market.
A new DNR interactive map, available at, allows users to navigate the state to find outdoor recreation businesses, as well as explore industry research.
Inductees in the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame include those who have, or those who continue to, generate substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry.
The event will be a great opportunity for boat builders and suppliers to learn about current challenges and how to build a better boat that drains more efficiently, is easier to clean and dry, and is less complicated to inspect and decontaminate.
The primary responsibility of this position is the development of fishery management plans and amendments to those plans, environmental impact statements, framework actions, scoping documents, presentations, newsletters, and other public information materials as assigned.
Paddleboard enthusiasts can join Special Olympics athletes from around the United States Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14, for competition and camaraderie during the seventh annual Stand Up Paddle Invitational in Key West.
This week on the show we head to Billy Clapp Reservoir, a little known Washington lake, to fish with the Northwest Fishing Reports crew of Mike Carey and Aaron Borg as they put together an episode for their television show.
Minnesota artists can submit entries for the 2019 Minnesota Walleye Stamp from Monday, Oct. 8, through Friday, Oct. 19.
Don't miss the chance to see big Great Lakes fish up close during free fall tours at the Boardman River Weir in downtown Traverse City, the Little Manistee River Weir in Manistee County and the Upper Platte River Weir in Benzie County.
Though the AIS stations will close, boaters who want to launch through Nov. 30 must undergo a mandatory inspection by an authorized inspector prior to launching.
Jesse Wiggins fished his home lake for a catch of 14.59 pounds to top the 164 boat Pro Angler field, while his brother Jordan Wiggins and partner Wesley Sams took the Amateur division.
This event, Oct. 26-28, is designed to introduce or further enhance steelhead fishing skills in a wild, remote river setting.

September 11
Reel Animals free fishing clinic

7-9 p.m. at Gator Ford off I-4 east of Tampa, features Captain Bill Nobles and Captain Mike Anderson of Reel Animals TV and radio shows, free food and drink.

September 14-15
Saltwater Sisters Ladies Tournament

Pirates Cove Resort and Marina in Stuart Fl.;

September 19-23
Trout Unlimited Annual Meeting

Redding, CA;

September 21-22
Big Greg Leonard Longest Redfish Tournament

Captains' meeting at the Salty Shamrock, Apollo Beach, Fla, 7 p.m. on the 21st. Entry $25, proceeds to Captains for Clean Water to help clean up the Everglades;

October 6-7
Florida Sportsman Expo
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa

October 12-13
AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open

Lake Dardanelle -- Russellville, AR

October 31 - November 4
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
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