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A classic Arey's Pond Boat Yard cat, at left, sits on the Chesapeake beside a modern cruising catamaran.

Boating 101: Spring Checklist

5/16/2022 by Editor

By John Page Williams. Hooray for spring! It’s time to get out on the water. But first, make sure your boat is ready to run smoothly, reliably, and safely. (And even if you have been fishing all winter, it’s a good time to check over your rig for an even… SEE MORE

Florida Red Tide Status Update for May 13, 2022

5/13/2022 by Editor

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at very low concentrations in one sample from Northwest Florida over the past week. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was not observed. In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at very low concentrations in Walton County. Along the Florida East… SEE MORE

Attention to the tide is key in saltwater fishing

Fishing 101: Why You Should Fish with the Tides

5/6/2022 by Editor

Fishing with the tides isn’t a new technique. Tides have always been vitally important with fishing. Adding a kayak to the mix gives anglers the chance to be in places others can’t because of shallow water.  The worst-case scenario in kayak fishing with the tides is you get beached in… SEE MORE

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Boating and Water Safety 101

5/5/2022 by Editor

A few simple safety precautions can make all the difference on the water. In addition to checking the tides and weather you’ll encounter, read our tips below for a quick water safety refresh. Children and Inexperienced Swimmers Should Always Wear a Life Vest Be sure to choose a Coast Guard… SEE MORE

FWC Approves Proposed Redfish Rule Changes for State Waters

5/4/2022 by Editor

At its May meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved proposed management regions and regulation changes for redfish in state waters.  The proposed rule changes would:  Modify the redfish management regions. (See figure 1) Prohibit captain and crew from retaining a bag limit when on a for-hire… SEE MORE

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Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day

Nationwide May 20

Whether you’re working in the office, at home, in the air, or on the water, all boating enthusiasts can participate in Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day on Friday, May 20, 2022. This fun day is part of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters… SEE MORE

Capitol Hill Ocean Week Conference

Nationwide June 7 - June 9

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is excited to announce the opening of registration for Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2022! The Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) conference will take place in-person in Washington, DC, and on a virtual platform from June 7-9. The CHOW conference agenda is now available on the registration website. The conference's theme, “Sea: the Future,” will celebrate the… SEE MORE

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