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Legislation to Better Identify E15 Ethanol Fuel is Reintroduced Capt. Jerry Dilsaver Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA), who are members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, have reintroduced bipartisan legislation to more clearly define and label E15 ethanol blended gasoline at gasoline pumps. The legislation, known as the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act, is intended to protect...
Coast Guard confirms three fishermen dead after boat capsizes near Yaquina Bay
NEWPORT, Ore. —  The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Wednesday morning that three fishermen who were on boat when it capsized Tuesday night were killed. The Dungeness crab fishing boat, the Mary B II, capsized while crossing the Yaquina Bay bar Tuesday night in 12- to 14-foot seas, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard was able to recover one body,...
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Mitigation Efforts Due to Lapse in Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations and Partial Government Shutdown To mitigate the impact caused by the partial lapse in appropriations and shutdown of National Maritime Center (NMC) operations, the following actions are being taken: • Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) (National Endorsements only) that expire between December 22, 2018, and January 31, 2019, are extended as valid until March 31,...
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Brandon Zeoli of Hillsborough with his Brown Trout CONCORD, NH — If you caught a big fish in 2018 and want to enter the NH Fish and Game Department’s Trophy Fish Program, applications must be submitted by January 31, 2019. You can find an application and see some past New Hampshire trophy fish winners, including State Record Fish, at www.fishnh.com/fishing/trophy.html. New...
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Washington, D.C. – December 19, 2018 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S.1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). Today’s vote was the final step toward sending the landmark legislation to the President’s desk after it passed the Senate on December 17. “The Modern Fish Act is the most significant update to America’s saltwater fishing regulations...
TrophyCatch winner_Benjamin Porter
TrophyCatch awards Season 6 Phoenix bass boat package News Release: Lake Kissimmee, FL: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program awarded its Season 6 Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat and trailer, powered by a 200 hp Mercury Marine outboard, guided with a MotorGuide trolling motor and anchored with a Power-Pole, to Benjamin Porter from Jacksonville. The boat giveaway was hosted...
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BOAT WRAP
How to take care of your vehicle or boat wrap is a question we are often asked. So we asked our partner Crystal Coast Graphics to answer the question. How often should I wash my wrapped vehicle? You should wash your wrap once week, but more often if exposed to dirt or pollutants. Dirt and pollutants are what can cause your wrap...
HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) made substantial progress on its Accelerated Transformation Plan, designed to create a simpler, faster, stronger consumer-focused portfolio of leading brands and today announced that it has signed definitive agreements to sell two businesses, Pure Fishing and Jostens. Combined, these transactions are expected to contribute approximately $2.5 billion of after-tax proceeds, subject to customary working...
NOAA Fisheries requests comments on a proposed rule, which if implemented, would modify reporting requirements for the owners or operators of vessels with Charter Vessel/Headboat permits for Gulf reef fish or Gulf coastal migratory pelagic permits. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved the For-Hire Reporting Amendment in an effort to improve data collection and fisheries management. Comments are...
The top anglers in the world who make up the 80-man field in the new Bass Pro Tour have exercised their voting rights to say "no entry fees" for the 2019 competitions. The decision has eliminated the single largest expense per event that each angler has historically had to incur throughout their careers until now. October 30, 2018 TULSA, Okla. -...

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Seatrout Opens March 1 in Florida Panhandle

Seatrout Opens March 1st in Florida Panhandle Spotted seatrout will reopen to recreational harvest in the new Western Panhandle management zone starting March 1. The...

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