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Friday, February 15, 2019

If you’re planning to fish for yellow perch this spring, keep in mind that there’s a new daily possession limit – 25 fish, reduced from 50 – starting April 1 on nearly all state waters. Exceptions include: Lake Erie, which will retain a 50-fish daily limit. Lake Gogebic in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties,

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

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie

tags: Law & Politics, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fishing is the number one use of a boat. Indeed, surveys show up to 70 percent of all recreational boats are used to fish at least some of the time. It’s why there will be a myriad of fishing models at winter boat shows this year, like at the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show this weekend (January 17-21). But for angling lovers

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Erie

Monday, January 14, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Watercraft Inspection Program Leader educational webinar series developed by New York Sea Grant and featuring coastal science and AIS specialists begins on January 17 and will connect participants from multiple states. Four sessions in the webinar series will address issues associated with recreational boating

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Monday, December 31, 2018

Trump has officially moved to allow E15 (15 percent ethanol) gasoline sales year-round – a fuel prohibited for use in recreational boats and a decision that recreational boating groups say will needlessly put 142 million American boaters at risk. Protecting Boaters at the Gas Pump is a new website with a series of photos of gas

tags: Law & Politics, Boating 101, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Evinrude announced today that for the second year, it has received recognition as a Green Master, the highest sustainable business rating from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s Green Masters Program. Recognizing sustainable actions by businesses from across the state of Wisconsin, the Green Masters Program works to

tags: Awards, Engines, Environmental Impact

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) recently approved an agreement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership to build a multi-use utility tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The tunnel will house a replacement segment for the Line 5 pipeline that sits on the bottom of the Straits and other utilities. In addition, the

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Friday, December 7, 2018

PlasDECK, Inc., the industry leader of synthetic teak boat decking, recently launched the Eco Series. This decking contains the same look and feel as classic PlasDECK and is made of the same high-quality, patented flexible PVC, but has a base layer that is made from recycled PlasDECK material. All made and produced in the USA, the

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Environmental Impact, Flooring

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), reacted negatively to the recent news of the Administration’s plan to permit the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol) fuel year-round. E15 is prohibited by federal law for use in

by: Boat US

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics, Service & Repair

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