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Friday, November 17, 2017

A product that every boater should have, the patented Hydro-Shield is a skeg-mounted hydro-foil that protects a boat’s propeller, improves its performance, and protects marine mammals from injury or death. The skeg-mounted hydro-foil gets a boat up on plane quicker, improving visibility, fuel economy, and handling for all kinds

tags: Propellers, Accessories, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, estimates that more than 63,000 recreational boats were damaged or destroyed as a result of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, with a combined dollar damage estimate of $655 million

tags: Salvage, South Coast, Environmental Impact, Insurance

Friday, November 3, 2017

The State of Michigan announced today that the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which sought innovative solutions to stop the movement of invasive carp, received 353 entries from 27 countries. The challenge, hosted by global crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive, netted new ideas and raised the global profile of this important

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Awards, Dept of Natural Resources

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

On Saturday, October 28, from 10 am to 2 pm, collection sites across the US will accept unused, expired and unwanted pharmaceuticals from individuals. The "Keep Unwanted Medications and Chemicals Out of the Great Lakes" guide, written by New York Sea Grant Coastal Education Specialist Helen Domske, tells why people should find a site

tags: Environmental Impact

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant and the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s Great Lakes office invite students in grades 9-12 from the Lake Erie region of Ohio to participate in the 2018 Ohio Marine Debris Challenge “Communicating for a Clean Future.” Student groups will create public service announcement (PSA) videos that focus on

tags: Lake Erie, Awards, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant has completed reviews for its 2018-2020 research grants program, funding seven projects at universities across Ohio and along the Lake Erie coast. The selected projects focus on various aspects of harmful algal blooms, fisheries, pharmaceutical residues and tourism, in an effort to continue to help solve critical issues

tags: Lake Erie, Awards, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As federal and state agencies keep blowing smoke up our kilts but doing little else to address the problem, a genuine threat to boating and fishing’s future continues to go unchecked. It’s time all boaters and anglers demanded effective action. The latest red flag comes from news that the Gulf of Mexico dead zone is now

by: Norm Shultz

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Sunday, September 24, 2017

In the fall of 2012, marinas in the Great Lakes found themselves dealing with towering waves of up to 20 feet, and winds of over 60 miles per hour as a result of Hurricane Sandy. After the event, Ohio Sea Grant pursued and obtained a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Storms Grant in partnership with the OSU

tags: Environmental Impact

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MUSKEGON, MI - The Great Lakes are "Always fresh. Occasionally frozen." That's the tag line of a new Muskegon-based apparel company founded in July 2017 by Muskegon Catholic Central High School student Jackson Riegler, 17, of Muskegon. He named his company Oshki, which means "fresh" in the Ojibwe language. Ojibwe tribes lived

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, Charity, Clothing & Shoes

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is encouraging state residents to review the recently released Army Corps of Engineers plan for stopping invasive carp (also known as Asian carp) from entering the Great Lakes basin. Residents who want to share their thoughts on the plan can do so online at the report site, attend a Sept.

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes, Lake Michigan, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

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