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Friday, May 15, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received results from surface water and sediment sampling performed in November 2019 to determine if per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly called PFAS, are present in areas that are targeted for potential cleanup-related dredging across the US EPA-designated Milwaukee Estuary

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

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater coatings, announced today that it has partnered with MJM Yachts. Under the terms of the agreement, Propspeed will be the standard foul-release coating for all MJM Yachts’ underwater running gear such as propellers, shafts, struts, rudders, trim tabs and through-hull fittings.

tags: Company Expansions, Environmental Impact, Polishes & Waxes, Service & Repair

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Need help with shoreline erosion? Water pooling in your yard or basement? Are waves impacting your breakwall or rock rip-rap? Check out the new virtual shoreline visit website of New York Sea Grant's Great Lakes program at www.nyseagrant.org/glcoastal virtualsitevisit. Waterfront property owners in need of erosion management

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Ontario, Real Estate

Friday, May 1, 2020

Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order recognizes outdoor activity as essential. As such, the 2020-2021 Game Fish season will proceed as planned opening on May 2. All regulations and license requirements apply. The DNR reminds anglers to fish close to home and practice social distancing whether fishing from a boat, dock, or shoreline.

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

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Sailors have dirty little secrets when it comes to spring commissioning and it has nothing to do with go-fast techniques or advanced rig tuning. Instead, it has to do with the excessive environmental impacts of our spring commissioning projects. Yes, I’m as guilty as every other paint stained boat owner of ignoring my toxic sins

by: Ken Quant

tags: Spring Commissioning, Environmental Impact

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife charged Szuch Fishery, Inc. with wildlife violations after investigators observed abuse and wanton waste of highly-prized game fish on March 31, 2020. “This type of behavior is unexpected and unacceptable,” said Matt Leibengood, Law Enforcement

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

Friday, April 10, 2020

Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater coatings, announced today the revolutionary foul-release coating designed specifically for transducers – Foulfree – is now shipping. “After years of development and testing in collaboration with Airmar, we are excited that Foulfree is now available to the market,”

tags: Environmental Impact, Hull, Polishes & Waxes, Propellers, Service & Repair

Friday, April 3, 2020

Electric and hybrid propulsion systems for boats have been on the horizon for years but how close is a real and affordable mass-market solution? The green movement gets a lot of attention but it’s the need for energy independence that’s driving the need for alternate propulsion. So far, the market has been developing in

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Boating 101, Engines, Environmental Impact, Generators

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

EP Carry is the lightest, complete electric motor system with plenty of power and range for days of ship to shore duties. For dinghy use, a quick charge from your house bank each night means you never worry about range. But, if you have a small camp cruiser and you want to motor all day, you’ve previously been limited by battery

tags: Batteries & Chargers, Engines, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

It was a bright, sunny summer day. Rona just gave birth to a baby girl, and she and her husband still didn’t have a name. Just then, a robin perched on the windowsill and looked right at them. Along came a wind gust and knocked the bird off. “That’s it!” they cried. “We’ll call her Robin Gale, like

by: Robin Coles

tags: Sailing, Accessories, Batteries & Chargers, Environmental Impact, Generators

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