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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...
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 »
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)
Many have seen a  disturbing video  recently posted on YouTube by Florida fishermen showing a live shark, tied b...
Monday, July 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Submits Comments in Favor of National Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments »
In late June, the current administration issued an Executive Order to review National Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments cre...
Friday, June 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Legislative Alert and Opinion Poll – Goliath Grouper in Florida »
UPDATE, 7/17/17: Deadline to complete the survey has been extended to 4:00 pm Eastern Time, Friday, July 21, 2017 . -...
Monday, June 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPDATE: Shark Fin Sales Bill Gains Additional Sponsors Thanks to YOU! »
SUMMARY:   On May 1st, DEMA asked the industry for its support in contacting government legis...
Monday, June 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Paris Climate Accord: DEMA Asks You to Contact Your Elected Officials! »
SUMMARY:   On June 1, the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord , a voluntary agreemen...
Monday, May 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED: Support the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act »
SUMMARY:   I n March, the federal "Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017" (HR 1456) was introduced...
Friday, January 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
YOUR COMMENTS AND HELP ARE NEEDED: Submit Comments Regarding Port Everglades Dredging Project »
SUMMARY: In the wake of the  Port Everglades dredging delay , the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is enc...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Port Everglades Expansion Dredging Delayed »
** Corps Commits to Conduct New Environmental Studies Before Port Everglades Expansion Dredging Begins **...
Monday, October 31, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
INDUSTRY ALERT: Shark Feeding Ban »
-YOUR HELP IS NEEDED-  Shark Feeding Ban   SUMMARY:...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Port Everglades Project Would Repeat the Environmental Destruction Caused by PortMiami Dredging »
** DEMA and Environmental Organizations Challenge Massive Dredging Project to Try to Save Threatened Corals **  ...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Expresses Concerns to the Governor of Florida over Recent Bloom of Toxic Cyanobacteria »
The recent bloom of toxic cyanobacteria (often referred to in the media as an “algae” bloom) in Florida’s Lee, Martin, Pal...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Advisory Update: Port Everglades Dredging Operation »
-YOUR HELP IS NEEDED-  Army Corps of Engineers Has Now Filed Their Port Everglades Dredging Plan With Congress...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Monday, August 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Requests All Members of the Industry to Sign Online Petition to Stop Dredging of Cayman Islands »
**Thousands Have Already Signed Online Petition to Stop Plans for the Cruise Ship Berthing Facility ** The Cayman Is...

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