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Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to approve several bipartisan spending packages for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Act and the FY2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agency Appropriations Act were both passed out of committee.“The FY2020 CJS appropriations bill continues to make significant progress to improve the federal funding and policy of federal marine fisheries management,” said Mike Leonard, ASA’s vice president of Government Affairs. “Chairman Richard Shelby’s (R-Ala.) leadership over the years to improve management of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper population cannot be overstated, and his...

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Tampa Convention Center 333 S. Franklin St. Tampa FL 33602   FRI 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM*marina closes at sunset SAT 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM *marina closes at sunset SUN 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM ON-WATER SAILING TRAINING Boost your skills with hands-on instruction. Essential Cruising Skills for Catamarans Times:10am–1pm Learn how to secure your boat with confidence and gain skills that will keep your crew and your cat safe in weather and when anchoring. Ideal if you’re preparing for your first charter or simply want to hone your skills. Course covers: Heaving to, reefing and sailing under reefed mainsail Anchoring and rigging a...

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Come on down and join us at the Orlando Boat Show. We will have a booth there so if you're looking for a discount one some awesome gear we will be running our show specials.  VISIT THE ORLANDO BOAT SHOWLIFE IS BETTER WITH A BOAT! August 16, 17 & 18, 2019 Orange County Convention Center North Hall B Friday & Saturday, 10am-8pm - Sunday 10am-5pm BUY EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT TICKETS NOW CENTRAL FLORIDA'S PREMIER BOAT SHOW WITH OVER 500 BOATS A great video of the Orlando Boat Show showing over 500 boats, seminars and activities for the kids! WHY GO...

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ORLANDO – Rest assured that anything and everything having to do with sport fishing can be found at the 61st ICAST Show on July 11-13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. More than 600 exhibitors in 2,000-plus booths representing manufacturers and jobbers from the U.S. and 70 countries make it the largest sportfishing trade show in the world. The annual Orlando show is open only to industry-related dealers, buyers and their employees along with registered members of the media. Attendance is expected to total over 15,000. Note that the show is not open to the general public. All...

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King Kracken will be in attendance : Mention this blog and get a 15% discount.  Old Salt 26th Annual Spring King of the Beach Kingfish Tournament Dates: May 2, 3, 4 - 2019 Captains Party/Meeting: May 2nd Community Party & Live Music: May 3rd Tournament Fishing, Weigh In & Awards: May 4th Location: Madeira Beach Recreation Complex - 200 Rex Place Madeira Beach, FL (map) Species: King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel Payouts: $60K 1st Place – Guaranteed $225K Total Payout 2 TWT's - Standard & High Roller Pays 6 Divisions + 2 TWT's: 63 Places Total

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