Waterway to Remain Open as Asian Carp Work Proceeds

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Army Corps of Engineers completed the first two phases of parasitic structure installation ahead of schedule, and the restrictions that were planned this week on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal will be unnecessary, the Great Lakes Boating Federation reports. The waterway is open and is expected to remain so until the next planned operations, from

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Annapolis Sailboat Show Sees Larger Crowds

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Perfect weather for five consecutive days, more than 600 exhibitors and an estimated turnout of 50,000 underscored the positive mood at the 41st annual United States Sailboat Show. More than 25 new boat models were presented, approximately 1.2 miles of docks were lined with boats of all sizes – from children’s dinghies to the 160-foot three-master Arabella

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West Marine Hands Out Conservation Grants

WATSONVILLE, Ca. – West Marine announced the recipients of its first marine conservation grants program. Grants totaling $30,000 were awarded to non-profit organizations that are working to “improve and protect marine habitat,” which West Marine says is part of its mission. How Can You Get Money Fast The recipients include the following: The Ocean Foundation Tag-a-Giant Fund – CA &

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South Florida Must Support & Encourage Marine Development

MIAMI, Florida – There is a dearth of Floridian waterfront parcels that are suitable for marine industry development, but they need government assistance to perform up to their full potential. That’s according to Michael Cannon, MAI, SRA, ASA, FRICS, CRE, Executive Director of Integra Realty Resources-Miami/Palm Beach, in his recent report entitled, “Small City Creates Big Marine Industry Plans,” unveiled

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Colorado Inspectors Check Over 200K Boats for Aquatic Nuisance Species

DENVER, Colo. — Boat inspectors at Colorado State Parks have checked more than 200,000 boats so far this year and confirmed aquatic nuisance species (ANS), including zebra and quagga mussels, on eight vessels, all from other states. Those boats were decontaminated along with 12 other boats with suspected ANS, said Gene Seagle, ANS program manager for Colorado State Parks. In

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Boaters Urged to Speak Up on Ethanol: EPA Decision Coming Soon

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In a matter of days, the US Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce its decision on whether to approve the addition of up to 50% more ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply, from the current 10% (E10) concentration to a potential 15% (E15). The nation’s largest boat owners group, Boat Owners Association of The United States,

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