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Tuesday, August 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Passing of Renee Applegate »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Renee "Apple" Applegate, owner of Dive Paradise in Cozumel, Mexico...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Go Dive Now’s Photo Contest Generates Significant Web Traffic & Brand Awareness »
On July 1, 2017 DEMA launched an exciting social media contest in affiliation with the Go Dive Now consumer Marketing Ca...
Friday, August 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Submits Comments on the Goliath Grouper Moratorium in Florida »
As you may be aware, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC) is under pressure by fishing groups to lift a 25+ ye...
Friday, August 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Responds to Video of Live Shark Being Dragged & Killed Behind Boat »
Many have seen a disturbing video recently posted on YouTube by Florida fishermen showing a live shark, tied by the tail...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Introduces New Industry Recognition Award, the Wave Makers Award »
** Finalists and 2017 Recipient to be Honored at 2017 DEMA Awards Party in Orlando, FL ** DEMA has anno...

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
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...
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...

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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