NOAA Fisheries recently issued the final ruling regarding the requirement of rigged and ready for use descending devices on board all recreational boats that are fishing for or possess snapper-grouper species in South Atlantic federal waters. The rule will take effect on July 15, 2020 and applies to all commercial, for-hire and private recreational vessels.
After weeks of being inside due to COVID-19, we know that life as we have known it is changing. With schools being closed, camps being cancelled, and vacations being put on hold, it’s a great time to turn to boating as a way to enjoy family time and staycations.
On her maiden tournament outing, Grady-White’s new outboard powered flagship, the 45-foot Canyon 456, went three-for-three on blue marlin and thrilled the captain and crew, as well as everyone back at the Grady factory in Greenville.
The benefits of healthy oyster populations are myriad in terms not only of a delicious food source, but also as an aid to improving estuarine water quality. But that’s not all, healthy oyster resources are vital to the welfare of important recreational fish species. In North Carolina that includes especially red drum, black drum and spotted seatrout.
This bipartisan legislation calls for updates to the oversight of federal fisheries, including adding more tools to the management toolbox, improving data collection techniques, and examining fishery allocations.
All of us at Grady-White are well aware of how important clean water and well-managed, sustainable, and accessible fisheries are to our customers and associates, and really to all who participate in boating and water activities. For us, supporting sustainable recreational fisheries, clean water, and access is not only good policy, it’s good business. As result Grady-White–along with many of our customers and associates–is in favor of current legislation in the United States Senate that may well help ensure long-term conservation and sustainable fisheries while improving access to these fisheries by saltwater anglers.
Did you know there is important scientific research on dolphinfish (also known as mahi or dorado) that you can participate in as a Grady-White owner or enthusiast and active fisherman?
Each year, The Dophinfish Research Program conducts a fish tagging program, providing an opportunity to participate in research that has yielded valuable and fascinating information. More than 4,500 anglers have participated over the years, tagging more than 23,000 fish, and almost 600 fish have been recovered. You may very well want to be involved either by participating in tagging or by making a donation.
Sport Fishing and Boating publications chroniclers of the voyage made by seven Gradys ranging from 23' to 33', most meeting in the official starting point of Nanaimo to begin the 750-mile circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Grady-White Boats applauds the decision to differentiate public use from commercial extraction of marine resources by including recreational fishing as an allowable activity in the new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, located approximately 150 miles off the Massachusetts coast.
Grady-White Boat’s Captain Grady portable, on-board digital iPad systems guide is newly available for iPhone. Captain Grady is a rich audio-visual guide to boat systems use (and more) with clear, simple to understand videos and step-by-step instructions, making a new Grady-White the easiest boat in the world to operate!
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has awarded Grady-White Boats the 2015 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) award, the marine trade association’s top recognition for customer satisfaction as measured by new boat buyers. Grady-White has received this award for excellence among fiberglass outboard boats all fourteen years these surveys have been conducted.