Yamaha offers support to Center for Coastal Studies

Yamaha Rightwaters continues its support of the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Mass., by recently helping the marine rescue organization repower a boat with new 300-horsepower outboards. The F300s will power the twin-engine Ibis, a whale disentanglement vessel used to assist with several research and rescue programs in the Cape Cod Bay area. “The Center for […]

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Enter Florida’s Goliath Grouper Lottery

Goliath grouper can grow as big as a refrigerator. Anglers catch them in all different sizes. For those lucky enough to receive a permit and tag in 2023, keeper goliaths will have to measure somewhere in between 24 and 36 inches. More than 30 years have gone by since anglers in Florida have been able […]

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PHOTO BY CHRIS GUIBERT Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, a 500-acre resort at the top of the Keweenaw Peninsula surrounded on three sides by Lake Superior, is the headquarters for the newly-designated Keweenaw Dark Sky Park named to the program by the International Dark-Sky Association. It is the third IDA-certified Dark Sky Park in Michigan, and the […]

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Camp Hale Declared National Monument

Camp Hale, Thompson Divide Announcement Honors Veterans, Safeguards Wildlife Habitat, Expands Recreation DENVER (October 12, 2022) — President Joe Biden’s announcement of increased protections for Camp Hale and the Thompson Divide will help safeguard Colorado’s outdoor heritage, wildlife, and outdoor recreation opportunities.  The president’s designation of Camp Hale as a national monument will honor military […]

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Magnuson-Stevens Act Update

A commercial fishing vessel sits at moor in Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Brian Yurasits via Unsplash It’s that time again! Like the 17-year cicadas, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) has emerged for re-authorization. The MSA is the primary law that governs marine fisheries management in U.S. federal waters, and it is supposed […]

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RBFF submits comment to NOAA over vessel speed rule

The organizations representing recreational fishing and boating in the United States this week urged the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to pause its proposed North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction Rule, citing numerous significant flaws with the proposal. The proposed rule would broaden the current 10-knot (11.5 mph) speed restriction to include vessels 35 feet […]

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Monetti Wins Bassmaster College Classic Bracket

UNC Charlotte’s Louis Monetti, of Brielle, N.J., has won the 2022 Bassmaster College Classic Bracket on Lake Greenwood presented by Lew’s and will compete in the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic.Photos by Dalton Tumblin/B.A.S.S. GREENWOOD, S.C. — As he ran back to Greenwood State Park on Championship Monday of the Bassmaster College Classic […]

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Special Report: A Whale of a Problem for Boaters

NOAA Proposal Could Devastate Boating Industry. In the hopes of saving a declining population of North Atlantic Right whales, NOAA aims to institute a 10-knot speed limit along much of the Atlantic coast. We cut through the clutter and get to the heart of this matter with this emergency podcast with Viking Director of Government […]

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Comment Sought on Salmon Disaster Spend Plan

Image via State of Alaska. The State of Alaska, in consultation with stakeholders and NOAA Fisheries, is seeking public comment through Oct. 6 on the initial $131.8 million spend plan for the 2020-2021 statewide Salmon Disaster Initial Draft Spend Plan. The money is intended to assist fishery participants harmed by the disaster, to improve fishery […]

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How to future proof your sailing

The world’s weather is changing. Cruising guru Jimmy Cornell explains how to future-proof your sailing and voyage planning ‘Sailing routes depend primarily on weather, which changes little over the years. However, possibly as a result of the profound changes that have occurred in the ecological balance of the world environment, there have been several freak […]

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The Problem with White Shark Regulations

New legislation, Assembly Bill 2109, is designed to provide greater protection for California’s great white shark population. But the wording of the law could hinder anglers fishing for other species. Courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Newly passed legislation in California, Assembly Bill 2109, aiming to beef up protection for great white […]

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