Jupiter boaters may soon see an extended slow wake zone


Boaters could face new rules in Jupiter. If Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioners give the green light, boaters should slow down in part of the intracoastal waterway, commonly referred to as the resident “Jupiter”. Narrow “Nina Fusco Selden is in favor” I think it would be totally awesome not only for paddleboarders and kayakers but for all the wildlife, “said Fusco Selden. at 707 State Bridge, and extending north to the northern limit of Coral Cove Park. Boat Chris Radice is also in favor of the new wake area. “Going slower for the extra few 100 to 200 meters is probably not a big deal. The proposal was presented at the FWC virtual meeting in February, at which a lawyer representing the shipping industry spoke up. opposed the change and questioned the ship traffic survey data in a final vote on Wednesday.

Boaters could face new rules in Jupiter.

If Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioners give the green light, boaters should slow down in part of the Intracoastal Waterway, commonly known as “Jupiter Narrow.”

Resident Nina Fusco Selden is in favor of extending the current wake area.

“I think it would be really great not just for paddlers and kayakers, but for all the wildlife,” said Fusco Selden.

The proposed slow speed zone would expand the current boating area, picking up at 707 State Bridge and extending north to the northern limit of Coral Cove Park.

Boater Chris Radice is also in favor of the new wake area.

“Going slower for the extra 100 to 200 yards probably isn’t a big deal,” Radice said.

The proposal was presented at the FWC virtual meeting in February, where a lawyer representing the shipping industry opposed the change and questioned the data from the study on shipping traffic.

FWC commissioners are expected to take a final vote on Wednesday.


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