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Shorting the Circuit

5/13/2023 - By tradeonlytoday.com The idea of zero emissions that comes with electric vehicles and boats has an almost romantic allure. If we all just parked our internal-combustion cars, trucks and boats, we would be saving the environment and all of mankind. Or would we? “You can’t automatically assume that electrification is… SEE MORE
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Provides $20M in Grants to Marinas

3/29/2023 - By saymedia-content.com. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the agency’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program will provide more than $20 million in grant funding for 19 states to construct, renovate and maintain marinas and other boating facilities for outdoor recreation. Under the BIG program, more than $2.8 million will… SEE MORE
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Recreational boating degrades vegetation important for fish recruitment

2/25/2023 - By springer.com  Recreational boating increases globally and associated moorings are often placed in vegetated habitats important for fish recruitment. Meanwhile, assessments of the effects of boating on vegetation, and potential effects on associated fish assemblages are rare. Here, we analysed (i) the effect of small-boat marinas on vegetation structure, and… SEE MORE
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Environmental impacts of increasing leisure boating activity in Mediterranean coastal waters

2/23/2023 - By www.sciencedirect.com [caption id="attachment_44806" align="alignnone" width="512"] 1950s_boat_Gloucester_Massachusetts_USA_5336085003 via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Leisure boating is an important economic activity which is increasing in popularity worldwide, and the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most popular nautical tourism destinations in the world. While the overall ecological impacts of recreational boating on freshwater ecosystems… SEE MORE
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Maine builder feeds the ‘tuna fever’

2/22/2023 - By www.nationalfisherman.com [caption id="attachment_44796" align="alignnone" width="512"] 512px-Big_Dipper_(boat)_01 via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Wesmac Custom Boats in Surry, Maine, has been building a lot of boats over the past year, and many of them are tuna boats. “The guys, they all got tuna fever,” says Wesmac’s owner, Steve Wessel. One of the tuna… SEE MORE