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Friday, December 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry mourns the loss of Michael Cochran »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Michael Cochran has passed away. Cochran had several successful busi...
Monday, December 3, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Jessica Keller Honored as DEMA’s 2018 Wave Makers Award Recipient »
** Announcement Made at the 2018 DEMA Awards Party ** The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association is please...
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...
Sunday, November 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Expands Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Show Exhibitors & Buyers Impacted by CA Wildfires »
**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2018 ** The Diving Equipment & Market...
Monday, November 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Board of Directors to Meet in Las Vegas, NV on November 12th »
DEMA’s 2018 Board of Directors will meet on November 12 th in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with DEMA Show 2018 in fin...

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
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...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
YOUR ACTION NEEDED: Sustainable Shark Fisheries And Trade Act »
SUMMARY:   The Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act was recently introduced in the US House of Rep...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Legislative Alert – Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Regarding Goliath Grouper »
SUMMARY:   A meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will take place on...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DIVING INDUSTRY ALERT - YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED! »
Many have seen a  disturbing video  recently posted on YouTube by Florida fishermen showing a live shark, tied b...

Public Policy: Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
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,...
Monday, February 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert - Proposed Ban on Spearfishing in Southeast Florida »
PRIORITY: TIME CRITICAL Your comments on a Proposed Ban on Spearfishing in Southeast Florida While Using Scuba ar...
Monday, June 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
With the Florida 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 29-30,...

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