NOAA Fisheries, Tuesday, May 11, 2021—Fishermen aboard Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Angling category and Atlantic HMS Charter/Headboat permitted vessels (when fishing recreationally) may not retain, possess, or land large medium or giant Atlantic bluefin tuna (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater) in the Gulf of Mexico after 11:30 p.m., May 4, 2021.
Gray FishTag Research, a not for profit, all species, international tagging program, will be holding the first-ever Southeast Suzuki Invitational Swordfish Tagging Expedition—SwordQuest. Mike Lund and Mike Lardani, owners of Outboard Specialties in Pompano Beach will be sponsoring the program in an effort to continue swordfish research work in Southeast Florida.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021—The largest billfish tournaments in North Carolina are proud to present the NC Billfish Series. The eight NC Billfish Series tournaments have teamed up with weigh masters Randy Gregory and George Lott to recognize and award the best tournament boats and anglers in North Carolina. The mission of the NC Billfish Series is to promote North Carolina’s billfish tournaments, sportsmanship, marine conservation and competition in our world-renowned offshore fishery.
The Latest Watermakers on Display in the Equipment Tent
October 28th – November 1st | Bahia Mar Yachting Center
Blue Water Desalination will be showcasing their latest products at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which is gearing up for the 61st edition that will include enhanced health and safety standards in coordination with local and federal health officials and authorities. Learn more about the latest protocols now through their Know Before You Go resource.
New Product Announcements
All-New Express XT 950
The Blue Water Express XT watermakers feature fully automatic operation and now offer capacities of up to 40 gallons per hour (150 liters per hour) or 950 gallons per day (3,600 liters per day). These units were designed to fit into the tight spaces of small and mid-sized yachts. The one-touch operation makes the EXPRESS XT series ideal for applications where it is difficult to access the watermaker while the vessel is underway.
Upgraded Express Controller
The Express Compact and Express Modular watermaker systems now feature an updated controller with an LCD screen that provides a digital readout of the product water salinity and an hour meter. The Express series offers production capacities ranging from 200 to 800 GPD (760 to 3,030 LPD).
Nice installation of a BWD Express XT fully automatic 800 GPD (3,030 LPD) watermaker by Fabian’s Marine in Puerto Vallarta. This 33 gallon per hour system will give the owner of the Cabo 40 Flybridge plenty of pure freshwater for their offshore adventures.