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Google to use satellites to monitor illegal fishing

Google to use satellites to monitor illegal fishing

By Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 12/18/2014

SYDNEY, Australia — Google announced last month in Sydney, Australia, a partnership with Oceana and SkyTruth to launch a technology-based platform to leverage big data gained from satellites to illuminate where the entire world’s fishing is taking place.


Oceanside council approves $500,000 loan for new patrol boat

Oceanside council approves $500,000 loan for new patrol boat

By Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 12/18/2014

OCEANSIDE — A new patrol boat will soon navigate Oceanside Harbor, as the Oceanside City Council unanimously approved funding for Harbor Patrol to replace an outdated boat.

2015 to welcome new laws and rules on vessel operations, bait, halibut, tuna limits

2015 to welcome new laws and rules on vessel operations, bait, halibut, tuna limits

By Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 12/18/2014

SACRAMENTO  — The start of 2015 means we are about half way through the second decade of the 21st century. It also means there are some new laws to pay attention to as you hit the waterways to either enjoy your vessel or reel in some fish (or both).

Steamboat museum still in the works

posted: 12/17/2014

DARROW, La. (AP) -- More than three years after the award of a $5.2 million federal scenic highways grant, a steamboat museum originally envisioned to perch on the Mississippi River batture near Darrow is still in the planning stages.

Boaters urged to demand state ‘act with urgency’ to solve water hyacinth infestation crisis in Delta

posted: 12/17/2014

SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Recreational Boaters of California says state agencies should be taking emergency action to address the infestation of invasive water hyacinth that is blocking waterways in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta with devastating impacts on boating recreation as well as marine-related businesses.       

Massachusetts schooner work to be done in Maine

posted: 12/15/2014

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- The schooner Ernestina -- the official tall ship of Massachusetts-- is heading out of state for a multimillion dollar restoration project, which is not sitting well with some people on Cape Ann.

Bellingham Marine designs platform for floating swimming pool at Chicago marina

Bellingham Marine designs platform for floating swimming pool at Chicago marina

posted: 12/14/2014

CHICAGO, Illinois – Chicago’s newest boat harbor, 31st Street Marina, recently added a new attraction – a floating swimming pool.

North Carolina lab for pirate ship artifacts holds open house

posted: 12/10/2014

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The Greenville laboratory that conserves the artifacts from Blackbeard's flagship held an open house, Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Laboratory.

It’s official; Bermuda picked for America’s Cup

posted: 12/9/2014

SAN DIEGO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Its official; the America’s Cup will be held in Bermuda in 2017.     

U-Boat Worx launches 2-person sub

U-Boat Worx launches 2-person sub

posted: 11/23/2014

BREDA – For those interested in exploring the ocean floor, Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx has launched a new ultra-compact two person HP Sport Sub 2. 

2014 Dockwalkers honored for their volunteerism

posted: 11/21/2014

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and the California Coastal Commission’s statewide Boating Clean and Green Program, The Bay Foundation and the Keep the Delta Clean Program thanked volunteers for their hard work and support during the 2014 boating season with special awards.

USS Constitution celebrates 217th birthday

USS Constitution celebrates 217th birthday

posted: 11/14/2014

BOSTON, Massachusetts – The wooden hull, three-masted frigate, USS Constitution embarked on its last scheduled cruise in late October before entering dry dock in 2015.

Court dismisses challenge to EPA’s E15 Rule

posted: 11/11/2014

WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Representatives of the recreational boating industry said they are disappointed that a federal appeals court has dismissed on procedural grounds a boating industry supported challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to prevent misfueling of vehicles and engines with gasoline containing between 10 and 15 percent ethanol (E15).

Ferry backs into San Francisco pier, 10 injured

posted: 11/4/2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Coast Guard is looking into why a ferry boat hit the piling of a San Francisco pier, causing injuries to 10 passengers.  

Former Iowa floating casino traveling to Illinois

posted: 11/3/2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) --The former Argosy riverboat casino has pulled away from its dock in Sioux City and started a long journey to a shipyard in Illinois, where it will be sold or salvaged.

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