Mercury Marine celebrates 80th anniversary in 2019   FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (Jan. 2, 2019) — Mercury Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry.   On January 22, 1939, E. Carl Kiekhaefer purchased a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Now, 80 years later, the business that emerged from those modest beginnings, Mercury Marine, is a company with 7,000 global employees that is heralded as…

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President Trump Signs the Modern Fish Act Alexandria, VA – January 2, 2019 – The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump on December 31. The Modern Fish Act finally recognizes in federal law the differences between recreational and commercial saltwater fishing and adds more appropriate management tools for policymakers to use in managing federal recreational fisheries. “Millions of…

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The Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery has been plagued by controversy for years, but this year has been different. NOW IS THE TIME FOR STATE MANAGEMENT The Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery has been plagued by controversy for years – but this year has been different. Through a pilot program, each Gulf state has been able to manage the 2018 red snapper season for private anglers. This has resulted in reasonable seasons and improved data collection across the…

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Yamaha Marine’s “Say Yes to Reliability” Sales Event Gives Customers Great Reasons to Choose Yamaha Power in 2019 KENNESAW, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Yamaha Marine’s “Say Yes to Reliability” sales event gives customers two incentives to build in additional value with the purchase of eligible new Yamaha four-stroke outboards during the first quarter of 2019. “This promotion covers a variety of horsepower options, giving customers great reasons to choose Yamaha reliability early in the year,” said Dale Barnes, Division Manager, Marketing and…

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We have you covered in this edition. No matter if you are chasing bass in the southeast, or ice hole jumping in Dakota’s. All three sections combine for 24 articles. Ice Zone! Open Water Zone! Hunting Zone! Look for crappie, bass, walleye, lake trout, brown trout and redfish fishing with hog hunting, a African buffalo story and much more. — ODU is nearing 24,000 subscriptions to our FREE digital fishing magazine. We are elated to know more and more anglers…

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