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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Recreational boaters like to go places, but to welcome them and take advantage of the spending they bring, you need safe dockage for the day or night. The Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program funnels federal taxes paid by recreational boaters on the sale of motorboat and small engine fuel back to the states to attract visiting

tags: Law & Politics, Company Expansions

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

With the inclusion of offshore sailing into the 2024 Olympics, a new spotlight shines onto a previously established area of our sport. Veteran doublehanded offshore sailors can now fight for Gold, and Olympic hopefuls can forge a new pathway to their dream. A vast majority of sailors may also see a fresh opportunity to get out on the

by: Kate Wilson

tags: Sailing, Law & Politics, Racing

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Boating Associations of Ohio has intensified its call on the Ohio Power Siting Board for a full Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed “Icebreaker” project off Cleveland before any construction permit is issued. This time BAO is pointing to the concerns for Lake Erie being loudly voiced in New York state, with

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Environmental Impact

Friday, March 6, 2020

State leaders recently shared Michigan’s draft Adaptive Management Plan that will inform decisions and guide projects outlined in the Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie, a targeted approach for improving water quality and reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the lake by 40 percent by 2025. Decreasing phosphorus inputs is

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

Sunday, March 1, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is reminding all those who enjoy hunting and fishing to check the expiration date on their licenses before heading into the field this year. March 1 is the traditional start of Ohio’s fishing and hunting license year. However, new

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will move to a new, more technologically advanced system for selling hunting and fishing licenses, hunting applications, and ORV and snowmobile permits online and at retail agent locations statewide. The new system will go live at noon Feb. 18. The transition to the new license sales

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

Thursday, February 6, 2020

After 30 years of pollution cleanup and restoration efforts, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) are proposing to remove the Lower Menominee River Area of Concern from a list of the 43 most polluted places on the Great Lakes. Both Wisconsin and Michigan

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

Monday, January 27, 2020

An experimental regulation that allowed for 33 streams in the Upper Peninsula to have a 10-fish daily possession limit for brook trout is no longer in effect. During its regular meeting today in Lansing, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission voted to return the five-fish daily limit to those streams, effectively immediately. The

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

Friday, January 24, 2020

Eager for the chance to catch one of Michigan’s most unique fish? The wait will soon be over! The lake sturgeon season on Black Lake, in Cheboygan County, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, so make sure your license and registration are in order. Registration is required to participate in this season. The total 2020 season

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In early October 2019, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration announced it will grant $10.2 million to fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs), but does that amount to another delay in taking obvious actions to reduce the problem now? HABs research

by: Norm Schultz

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