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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Fisheries Division has released its draft five-year strategic plan that will guide its future management activities. This draft plan expands on the division's 2013-2017 effort, “Charting the Course: Fisheries Division’s Framework for Managing Aquatic Resources.” It can be

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Law & Politics

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A new Canadian law that will affect the rights and actions required of American boaters and anglers who cross over to the Canadian side of the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, the Niagara River - or any other border water of the two countries, for that matter - was signed into law Monday night. "It's now law. It was signed by Gov.

by: David Figura

tags: Law & Politics

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sixteen iconic figures in the rich maritime history of the Door Peninsula and three local Coast Guardsmen were honored at the annual Mariner Award Dinner held at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club on Monday evening, August 8. A joint effort by the Door County Maritime Museum and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, the Mariner Award is presented

tags: Awards, Law & Politics

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Issue: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for comments on a proposal to increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply for 2017. If adopted, these proposed levels will require the use of a record amount of ethanol, forcing higher-level ethanol fuel blends (including E15

tags: Law & Politics

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Business, industry, and conservation leaders joined mayors and a state organization today in urging presidential candidates to commit to restoring and protecting the Great Lakes—a resource that provides drinking water to more than 40 million people in the United States and Canada. Millions more depend on the Lakes for their

tags: Law & Politics, Service & Repair

Friday, March 27, 2015

Increased penalties for commercial fisherman who break the laws to prevent overfishing could be in the future as part of the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. But that could be just a start, particularly for recreational fishermen. The Magnuson-Stevens Act is the primary law governing fisheries in U.S. federal waters,

tags: Law & Politics

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Increased penalties for commercial fisherman who break the laws to prevent overfishing could be in the future as part of the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. But that could be just a start, particularly for recreational fishermen. The Magnuson-Stevens Act is the primary law governing fisheries in U.S. federal waters,

tags: Law & Politics

Thursday, February 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2015 – New bipartisan legislation introduced today would help ensure recreational boaters don’t put unsafe fuel in their boats, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), with 30 co-sponsors introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act of

tags: Law & Politics

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