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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Perhaps it’s concern that boating budgets may be cut because of Covid-19, or maybe it’s just being seen as good to support their chosen recreation, but boat owners from around Ohio are joining the Boating Associations of Ohio this year. “In the past, we really haven’t told the BAO story very well,”

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Boat Club, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Voters like you can make sure that the Great Lakes and clean water are part of the election-year conversation. Right now, we have an opportunity to encourage candidates to stand up for the Great Lakes and hold them accountable once elected. To help you get involved this election season, we’ve developed a new toolkit – The

tags: Great Lakes, Law & Politics

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

“Tough Luck!” That’s what the Federal Communications Commission seems to be saying to all recreational boaters who rely on the accuracy of GPS, and the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is leading the effort to bring the issue to the attention of the nation’s boaters. A controversial FCC

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Law & Politics, Navigation, Safety

Monday, September 7, 2020

Owned by the Marine Industries of South Florida and produced by Informa Markets, FLIBS, the largest in-water boat show on the seven seas, with over 80% of the show taking place in open-air outdoor spaces, will return to the Yachting Capital of the World from October 28 through November 1 with enhanced health and safety measures in

tags: Law & Politics, Navigation, Safety

Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today the 16th Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard from our Nation’s Capital will be held in a virtual format October 29, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

tags: Awards, Charity, Law & Politics

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

If you’re fishing for lake sturgeon and muskellunge this season, don’t forget to register your harvest within 24 hours — it’s required. You can register two ways: online at Michigan.gov/RegisterFish, or by calling the new number at 906-287-0816. “Anglers who register their catch provide important

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the compelling story of how those efforts have evolved into

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed legislation creating more opportunities for quality outdoor recreation by authorizing $28.7 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants. "Over the past months as Michigan continues to combat COVID-19, we've seen just how important having access to public land, developed parks, trails

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

Thursday, July 16, 2020

With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll believed that the small orange E15 fuel warning label on a

tags: Service & Repair, Beyond the Lakes, Boating 101, Environmental Impact, Law & Politics, Safety

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says an April 22 decision by the Federal Communications Commission to give mobile satellite services operator Ligado Networks, a private equity company, the green light to build and operate a

tags: Law & Politics, Navigation, Safety

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