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Monday, November 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Author’s Corner at DEMA Show »
Ever dreamt of meeting and talking to your favorite authors, hearing about their exploits and encounters, and purchasing y...
Monday, October 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Announces Diving Community Champion Awards Recipients »
** Diving Community Champion Awards will be presented during the DEMA Membership Meeting held at DEMA Show 2019 **...
Monday, October 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Launches Mentorship Program »
Just in time for participants to meet face-to-face during DEMA Show, DEMA is launching a new Mentorship Program.  Any...
Wednesday, October 16, 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) recently held a Public Meeting in Cap...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Dr. Glen Egstrom »
Glen was a well-respected researcher, educator and friend to the recreational diving community, and was among the first cl...

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
Wednesday, October 16, 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) recently held a Public Meeting in Cap...
Tuesday, October 1, 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...
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...

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