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Mexico sees massive fish die-off at lake

posted: 9/23/2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes.


A new kind of float

A new kind of float

posted: 9/20/2014

After David Mallis, Don Mock and Robert Broadfoot began to talk about how they hated having to float in a lake with an upside down lifejacket, the three friends came up with the idea for BumFloat – an easy-to-wear float belt. 


Gov. signs legislation reducing penalties for violating boating laws

posted: 9/15/2014

SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation June 28 reclassifying certain boating law violations from misdemeanors to infractions thereby removing jail time from the punishment which may be imposed on persons convicted of violating those section of the law.

NY to upgrade boat launch on Adirondack lake

posted: 9/8/2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York conservation officials say they plan to make $475,000 in upgrades to the boat launch on Upper Saranac Lake in the central Adirondacks.

Jackson County selects harbormaster

posted: 9/6/2014

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -- Jackson County has hired former Ocean Springs Alderman Danny Jalanivich as harbormaster for the county's Ocean Springs Harbor.

Four rescued from burning boat off Malibu

posted: 9/5/2014

MALIBU (AP) — Authorities say four people have been rescued from a burning boat off Malibu.

Sunreef Yachts releases floating restaurant, water hotel concept

Sunreef Yachts releases floating restaurant, water hotel concept

posted: 9/4/2014

DUBAI -- Sunreef Yachts conceptual designers have released designs for a floating restaurant in Dubai and a Water Hotel in Camden Town in London.

Marine Corps showcases the UHAC

Marine Corps showcases the UHAC

posted: 8/27/2014

WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab introduced the Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) prototype at the Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, July 11.

Coast Guard intercepts panga boats in SD

posted: 8/23/2014

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard crews intercepted two panga boats and an estimated 12,000 pounds of marijuana approximately 180 miles southwest of San Diego.

Boating on upswing; up 26 percent in U.S. during last five years

Louis Gerlinger  |  posted: 8/19/2014

WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — National Marine Manufacturer’s Association President Thom Dammrich says that the boating industry, and outdoor recreation as a whole, continues to see growth across the country. 

Ships to be Paid to Slow Down in Santa Barbara Channel to Save Whales

posted: 8/15/2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cargo ships will be paid to slow down to avoid hitting whales and cut air pollution, under a new voluntary program being launched off Southern California.

RBOC warns of adverse impact of Delta Plan on recreational boating

posted: 8/1/2014

SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Recreational Boaters of California warns boaters of the adverse impact a plan developed by state and federal regulators will have in existing Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta waterways utilized by all types and sizes of recreational boats

World’s largest rubber duck lost at sea in China

World’s largest rubber duck lost at sea in China

posted: 7/31/2014

PORT OF LOS ANGELES - How do you lose a 59 foot giant rubber duck? Torrential downpours and heavy flooding accomplished that task in China in August.

Ventura Port District grants new lease to Coastal Marine Biolabs

posted: 7/30/2014

VENTURA -- Located in Ventura Harbor, Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB) is a non-profit organization that offers innovative, research-based science education programs to high school educators and students, both locally and nationally.

Slip Owners at Olde Naples Seaport back in their marina

posted: 7/29/2014

NAPLES, Fla.– After more than a year of paying rent in neighboring marinas, the slips owners at Olde Naples Seaport in Naples, Florida have been allowed to return their boats to their slips. 

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