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Tuesday, September 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Biscayne National Park: Spearfishing and Lobster Mini-Season »
You may be aware that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding a Public Meeting in Cape C...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Encourages the Industry to Extend Support to the Families of the Conception Tragedy Victims »
As we remember and honor our fellow divers recently lost in the tragedy aboard the dive boat, Conception, DEMA is encourag...
Thursday, August 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NOAA Proposes Changes to Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary »
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) proposes to expa...
Thursday, August 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Captain Spencer Slate and Armand “Zig” & JoAnn Zigahn to Receive DEMA’s 2019 Reaching Out Award »
** Honorees to be Recognized at the 2019 DEMA Awards Party **   The Diving Equipment and Marketing Associatio...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Launches DEMA Show 2019 Sales Appreciation Program »
DEMA is excited to announce the launch of the DEMA Show 2019 Sales Appreciation Program. This program will provide partici...

Public Policy: Employment Practices
Thursday, June 16, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
INDUSTRY ALERT: Your Support is Needed Immediately - New Department of Labor Overtime Rules »
INDUSTRY ALERT Your Support is Needed Immediately - New Department of Labor Overtime Rules Time...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Alert: Your Input is Needed NOW - New Department Of Labor Overtime Rules »
On May 18, 2016 the US Department of Labor released its new rules on the salary threshold for overtime pay. ...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert: New Department Of Labor Overtime Rules Announced »
On May 18, 2016 the US Department of Labor released its  new rules  on the salary threshold for overtime pay...

Public Policy: Environmental Issues
Monday, March 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert: Support SB 708 to Prohibit the Sale of Certain Damaging Sunscreen Products »
SB 708: An Act Relating to the Sale of Sunscreen Florida has introduced SB 708 – Prohibiting the sale of Certain...
Monday, March 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert: Support HB 99 (SB 352) to Protect Florida's Marine Ecosystem & Shark Population »
HB 99 and SB 352 - An Act Relating to Shark Fins and Ray Parts   As divers we understand that sharks are neces...
Monday, December 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: DEMA Offers Testimony to FWC on Topics Critical for Divers »
On December 12, DEMA’s President and CEO, Tom Ingram, and Legislative Advocate, Bob Harris, along with numerous interested...
Thursday, November 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Alert: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting Regarding Goliath Grouper »
Meeting in St. Augustine, Florida, Also Includes Draft Rules for Shore Based Shark Fishing and Marine Life Harvest While D...
Monday, July 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Alert: FWC to Host Workshops to Address Shore-Based Shark Fishing »
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED! SUMMARY:   In July and Aug...

Public Policy: Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Tuesday, September 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Biscayne National Park - Spearfishing and Lobster Mini-Season »
You may be aware that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding  a Public Meeting in Cap...
Friday, July 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alert - Biscayne National Park: Elimination of Spear Fishing and Lobster Mini-Season »
SUMMARY:   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is proposing a Fisheries Managem...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
YOUR ACTION NEEDED: Support Dive Travel to the U.S. - Save Brand USA »
SUMMARY:   The proposed federal budget could have a major impact on the U.S. travel and tourism industr...
Monday, September 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
With the 2016/2017 CA Spiny Lobster Season Approaching, DEMA’s PSA Materials Aim to Keep Divers Safe »
California’s 2016/2017 Spiny Lobster Season begins on October 1, 2016. In an effort to increase diver safety and prepare...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
With the FL Lobster Mini-Season Approaching, Dive Safety PSA & Poster Provide Safety Reminders »
**DEMA and Divers Alert Network (DAN) Provide Tips to Increase Diver Safety for Florida’s Lobster Mini-Season July 27-28,...

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