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Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Regulatory Alert: 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 Tallah...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 Go Dive Now Pool Tour Provides Member Dive Centers with Opportunities to Acquire New Customers »
“Big Wave” Dave Reidenbach and the traveling Go Dive Now Pool Tour have a full event schedule planned for 2020. With...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CA DIVING INDUSTRY ALERT – Support Needed for AB 1925 »
DEMA is requesting your immediate help in supporting the passage of California Assembly Bill 1925 (AB 1925), which would...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Potential Impact of AB 5 on the Recreational Diving Industry in California »
California Assembly Bill 5 was signed into law in September 2019, marking a departure from the state’s previous definitio...
Monday, February 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Introduces 2020 Board of Directors »
The results of DEMA's 2020-2022 Board of Directors Election are in! Members of DEMA's 2020 Board of Directors include the...

Public Policy: Employment Practices
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CA DIVING INDUSTRY ALERT – Support Needed AB 1925 »
DEMA is requesting your immediate help in supporting the passage of California Assembly Bill 1925 (AB 1925), which would...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Potential Impact of AB 5 on the Recreational Diving Industry in California »
California Assembly Bill 5 was signed into law in September 2019, marking a departure from the state’s previous definitio...
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, January 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dive Industry Businesses Speak Out on Behalf of  Protection for Florida Keys »
More than 50 dive businesses, industry groups, and individuals signed and delivered a letter urging the National Oc...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT - Please Support the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary by Signing This Letter of Support »
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects a complex, interconnected ecosystem with different habitats and wildli...
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...

Public Policy: Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Regulatory Alert: 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 Tallah...
Friday, December 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT - 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 Panama C...
Thursday, December 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT - 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, December 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Join us at Dive in Day at the Florida Capitol »
Each year DEMA sponsors "Dive in Day" in Tallahassee, FL, giving local DEMA Members the unique opportunity to showcase the...
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...

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