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Newport Beach Harbor Commission reviewing mooringsposted: 3/26/2015

NEWPORT BEACH — Newport Beach’s Harbor Commission held its second meeting at the Oasis Senior Center in two weeks to discuss mooring administration and regulation. 

Unchartered Waters: no easy routes to address copperposted: 3/26/2015

This story is the fourth installment in a series on copper reduction. While this is the final installment of this series, The Log will continue to report on TMDL throughout the year as it becomes relevant.

Two Harbors prepares for Shipwreck Weekend

Two Harbors prepares for Shipwreck Weekend

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 3/26/2015

TWO HARBORS – Pirates will take over the shores of Catalina Island during the annual Shipwreck Weekend at Two Harbors from April 10 to 12. 

Puerto Peñasco gets tourism help

Puerto Peñasco gets tourism help

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 10/13/2014

PUERTO PENSACO – With four marinas and a long history of freedom from hurricanes, most U.S. boaters summering over in Mexico already know a bit about Puerto Peñasco, the northernmost boat harbor in the Sea of Cortez.

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Newport Harbor YC wins Manning Regatta

Newport Harbor YC wins Manning Regatta

Rich Roberts  |  posted: 3/18/2015

LONG BEACH —They had never sailed together until six months ago when they stepped onto a boat that neither had cruised, but skipper Joseph Hou, 15, and crew Skylar Jacobsen, 14, squeezed out a remarkable victory Sunday, March 1, in the Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association’s Shadden Series.

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Can I use a foreign-built boat in a charter fishing business?

David Weil, Esq.  |  posted: 3/18/2015

I own a foreign-built motor yacht that I would like to use in a charter fishing business, and I have a few questions about some of the legal issues I will face. I understand that federal law currently requires a charter boat to be built in the United States, but I read a news report that Congress is considering a repeal of that law. Is this correct? If the restriction is still in effect, would it apply to a “six-pack” charter? Also, I have heard that commercial fishing boats are subject to the same regulations but that Canadian boats routinely participate in commercial fishing in California. Do commercial fishing boats qualify for an exception to the law?

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