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FWC Encourages Boaters to “Spring Aboard”, Take a Boater Education Course

Body Spring has arrived and that means many residents and visitors will be flocking to Florida’s beautiful beaches and waterways. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants boaters to “jump on board” and be educated before the boating season begins to get the most out of their time …

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A white-winged crossbill eruption, a good early shed, Steven Wright fishing with Salvador Dali, and fish nurseries at Lake Shabbona are among the notes of Chicago Away and Beyond.

Ratings come from all around Chicago outside and beyond. SHED OF THE WEEK Sue Kubinski found the “nice early shack” at the top near Ottawa on Sunday. SOTW, an occasional note on the shed woods found around Chicago outdoors, is published when worth it, usually in the special two-page outdoors …

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Ice fishing this week? As temperatures soar, think twice

“So nine inches (of ice) becomes five, four, three, two, one, zero very quickly,” ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) – Last March, Chief Jason France and his team from the Lake Shore Fire District rescued a dozen on-water ice fishermen in Braddock Bay. “What happened last year was that they ended up …

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Attention a necessity when ice fishing

Ice fishermen finally had a winter that was cold enough for long enough that they could have a season. There has been much success over the past month by those who brave the cold and venture onto frozen water. The ponds, inland lakes, and harbors of Lake Erie produced huge …

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Coast Guard issues ‘high winds’ warning to boaters

FAIRFIELD — Boaters are warned to limit “waterfront activity” due to a forecast of high winds today and Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement. Swimmers and bathers are also advised to be cautious. The forecast, from the National Weather Service, has winds blowing up to 45 mph …

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The Gasparilla navigation route has changed due to the weather

A small craft advisory will be in effect Saturday, warning of rough water. TAMPA, Fla. — High seas will make it difficult for pirates to safely navigate Tampa Bay-area waters during Gasparilla, prompting a major route change. Gasparilla’s Ye Mystic Krewe announced Friday afternoon that the vessel Jose Gasparilla, led …

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Vision Marine Technologies partners with Nextfour Solutions Ltd to develop a personalized intelligent navigation system

Integrates all navigation and navigation functions into one crisp, bright touchscreen MONTREAL, Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: VMAR) (“Vision Marine” or the “Company”), the global leader in the electrical transition of the recreational boating industry serving OEMs and consumers, has partnered with Nextfour Solutions …

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Faye Towner becomes the first black leader of America’s Boating Club Rochester

As a young girl in Oviedo, Florida, Faye Towner never imagined she would one day be Commanding Officer of the American Boating Club of Rochester – and yet, since Dec. 8, she has been. Towner was sworn in as the first African American commander of the organization also known as …

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Coast Guard Honors Van Burnen Sheriff’s Maritime Patrol | News

PAW PAW – The Van Buren Sheriff’s Department was recognized this month for its maritime patrol, which was honored for helping keep boaters safe during the hectic summer boating season of 2021. In July, the Sheriff’s Department Marine Unit joined the US Coast Guard’s Operation Dry Water boating safety campaign …

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BoatUS offers a free online boating safety course

The non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water can help boat builders, dealers and marinas operators improve the customer experience and make boating safer for everyone. A leader in boating safety for over 40 years, the Foundation offers a free online boating safety education course at BoatUS.org/Free. Thirty-five …

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Burning and sinking: A tough week for East Coast commercial fishing vessels

With at least two boats on fire on beaches and one burnt out, it’s been a tough week for commercial fishing boats on the east coast. The shrimp boat Jonathan Ryan ran aground at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Monday November 29th. Just a few weeks ago, a scallop had …

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Nevada game wardens investigate poaching and enforce boating laws

Being a game ranger in Nevada is a lonely job, but Sean Flynn is used to being alone. In the fall and winter, Flynn drives for hours in rural Nevada investigating poaching, with only audiobooks to keep him company. Sometimes he camps alone on weekends near remote hunting grounds to …

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Coast guard and police search for missing boater

Update 6 p.m .: Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials have found the body of a missing boater. The search took place off Wassaw Island, where a boat capsized Monday afternoon. An MNR official told WJCL the boater was Charles Dixon, 73 from Eden. The coroner’s office will perform an …

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3 burned in boat fire at Eureka Marina – Times-Standard

The following is a press release from Humboldt Bay Fire: 10/26/2021 11:27 PM Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a boat fire / explosion with multiple injuries at # 1 Marina Way at Eureka Public Marina. 1 battalion commander, 1 truck and 3 engines responded. The first unit to arrive reported …

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Manukau boating tragedy: police release names of three dead

Emergency services at the scene of a nautical tragedy in Manukau on Sunday where three people died. Photo / Hayden Woodward Police released the names of the three people who died after a shipping incident in Manukau port. They were Niveth Boutsady, 70, Mongkhon Wongmongkhon, 61, and Udom Roopsom, 54. …

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House panel examines the Governor’s 85 boat trips | New

The House Committee on Judicial and Government Operations on Wednesday asked Department of Public Safety’s Deputy Chief of Police for Boating Safety Kelvin Aldan regarding Governor Ralph DLG Torres’ 85 boat trips using DPS ships – some of which have been funded by federal grants. Aldan, who has worked for …

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Sea Tow Foundation receives CG grants

The Sea Tow Foundation said in a statement that it has received two new Coast Guard grants for 2021-2022 and will maintain a multi-year grant. The grants, totaling $ 435,000, are administered by the Coast Guard through the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Trust Fund and will be used …

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Hunting, festive fishing on Saturday September 24

The privilege of hunting and fishing brings so much pleasure to people who love the great outdoors, whether in forests or on lakes, streams or oceans. Forty-eight years ago, the Nixon administration and Congress created National Hunt and Fish Day to recognize generations of hunters and fishermen for the time …

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NEW PAVILION ENGINE CUT-OFF SWITCH ACT IN FORCE

A lanyard is wrapped around the wrist to stop the boat’s engine switch in the event the operator is thrown off the helm. AMERICAN COAST GUARD / Contributed A new federal law requiring the use of engine stop switches is intended to prevent drifting boats and injury in cases where …

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Scenic City Fishing Charters expands to 8 guides

Scenic City Fishing Charters announces an expansion of its services with eight licensed guides to serve anglers who wish to explore the riches of the Tennessee River in the Chattanooga area. In business since 2006, Scenic City Fishing Charters offers guided fishing trips for large and smallmouth bass, trophy catfish, …

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Coast Guard and Good Samaritan save 2 injured boaters | New

TOLCHESTER – An unnamed Good Samaritan brought two boaters out of the bay near here on Saturday afternoon, then helped the Coast Guard transport them safely to shore. The boaters – identified as Renato Devera Angeles, 54, of Towson and Vincent Cabico Valdez, 42, of Baltimore – were then airlifted …

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Boating safety course offered | Local News

NEWBURYPORT – A safety course is available for boating enthusiasts ages 12 and up starting August 10. “Boat America,” certified by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, provides the knowledge needed to earn a boating certificate and will be taught by Public Education Officer Rick Heile over four two-and-a-half-hour sessions on …

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Sheriff’s office monitors boaters under the influence

Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and safety advocates are calling on boaters to help keep everyone safe by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while on the water, especially when drive a boat or pedal boat. As boaters prepare for the July 4 vacation, law enforcement agencies prepare for Operation Dry Water …

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Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Boating Safety Tips

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife provides the following tips for safe outdoor boating: Many look forward to spring and summer days to spend time on Maine’s waterways, from tranquil ponds and larger majestic lakes to meandering rivers and streams. The key to a fun day on the …

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Drought conditions in Utah could affect boaters this year

SALT LAKE CITY – Those who run boating programs in Utah state parks say the drought we are experiencing this year will likely impact Utah boaters. Ty Hunter, head of the Utah State Parks boating program, told KSL Newsradio that some Utah reservoirs are already low and launching from some …

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Coast Guard reminds boaters of new engine cut-off switch law

Boat engine safety kill switch lanyard emergency cut-out cord. Image-Walmart JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds mariners of a new law requiring pleasure craft to use an engine shutoff switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL). An ECOS is an emergency ignition cut-off device that stops the engine if …

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170 illegally caught fish, no prison sentence

In May 2020, a fisherman returning to the Florida Keys after illegally catching 170 fish in the Bahamas was arrested by the US Coast Guard. Last week the Miami Herald reported he was sentenced to one year of probation. Henry Danzig of Tavernier, Fla., Was apprehended with more than 500 …

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The booming nautical industry | Business

OCONOMOWOC – The boating industry is currently in the midst of its busiest time in history, at least according to a Lake Country dealer. Erik Tinus, owner of Tinus Marine at Oconomowoc, said boat sales have increased significantly since the start of the pandemic and last year was a banner …

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