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Friday, July 13, 2018

Fishing for lake sturgeon is a rare and unique opportunity in Michigan. The month of July brings several season openers. Detroit River Fishing season: July 16 - March 15 Catch and release only. All lake sturgeon must be released immediately. Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River Fishing season: July 16 - March 15 Possession season: July

tags: Fishing, Law & Politics

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Enbridge Energy Partners has delivered to the State of Michigan three reports that examine possible measures and technologies to mitigate potential leaks from Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac and at water crossings throughout Michigan. The three studies were delivered by their June 30 deadlines set in a November 2017 agreement

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

In government, data counts. If you can’t measure it, your chances of getting legislative support are nil. That’s why Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) applauds recent congressional action to authorize $1.5 million in funding to continue to measure the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry

tags: Law & Politics, Lifestyle

Friday, June 22, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Modern Fish Act (included in H.R. 200) on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The U.S. Senate is currently considering the Modern Fish Act (S. 1520). It is imperative that you contact your Member of Congress today and strongly urge them to support the Modern Fish Act. The Modern Fish Act

tags: Fishing, Law & Politics

Thursday, June 21, 2018

WHAT: The New York Senate and Assembly are considering legislation, SB 9092 and AB 9806a, that would require all boat operators in the Empire State to complete a boating safety course within one year. Currently only those born after May 1996 must meet this requirement. While Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) firmly

tags: Education, Lake Ontario, Law & Politics

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, introduced the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018. The bipartisan legislation would more clearly label harmful and corrosive E15 ethanol blended gasoline at pumps across the country, which would

tags: Law & Politics

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Twenty-four Ohio communities will receive a total of $565,085.52 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to support local marine patrol units. Provided by the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft, these assistance funds represent a continuing effort to keep Ohio waterways safe and enhance recreational boating

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Law & Politics

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

185 organizations urge U.S. House, Senate to continue support for programs that protect drinking water for more than 30 million people Days after the passage of the fiscal year 2018 budget, which contained strong support for Great Lakes restoration programs, 185 organizations urged the U.S. Congress to continue their support for

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Thursday, March 22, 2018

“Boaters Need to Weigh in on Lake Erie Wind Farm Project” read the heading of a recent story sent to the more than 18,000 BoatUS members in Ohio. Indeed, the time has come to take a stand, particularly if you’re one who is convinced wind turbines in Lake Erie are undesirable. Dubbed the “Icebreaker Wind

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Lifestyle

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bill invests more than $11 billion to reverse impacts of mandate, puts forth solutions to protect drinking water, restore wildlife habitat, and confront climate change. Seeking to break through the deadlocked discussions between oil interests and the corn ethanol industry, conservation groups signaled their strong support for bills

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics