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Federal legislation could limit bans on lead in fishing tackle

Federal legislation could limit bans on lead in fishing tackle

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/21/2015

When legislators approved and President Barack Obama signed the federal spending bill a few weeks ago, one provision prohibited the use of federal funds to enact statewide or local bans on the sale and use of lead in fishing tackle.


Rare albino dolphin spotted off Florida coast

Rare albino dolphin spotted off Florida coast

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/15/2015

For the first time in nearly half a century, a rare albino bottlenose dolphin was sighted at an undisclosed estuary off Florida’s east coast.

Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

David Sharp, AP  |  posted: 1/7/2015

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast. The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000-horsepower gas turbine engines. Gyroscopes keep the ride smooth.

Dream Catcher Yachts Expands

Dream Catcher Yachts Expands

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/7/2015

Dream Catcher Yachts of Dana Point recently announced the opening of new satellite offices in Newport Beach and Marina del Rey. The Newport Beach office, located at 2801 Newport Coast Hwy., will allow for additional slips and the ability to sell and store large boats.

California Coastal Commission gives Newport Beach extension for Back Bay Landing

California Coastal Commission gives Newport Beach extension for Back Bay Landing

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 12/31/2014

MONTEREY — At its final meeting of 2014 in Monterey, the California Coastal Commission granted Newport Beach a 12-month extension to review changes to an amended Conditional Land Use Plan (CLUP) for a proposed development in the city’s Back Bay.

Pacific Legal Foundation challenges fishing mandates

Pacific Legal Foundation challenges fishing mandates

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 12/31/2014

SACRAMENTO — Accusing the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) of illegally drafting regulations that could force fishing lakes, private hatcheries and fish farms out of business, Pacific Legal Foundation urged federal judges to protect recreational anglers and the aquaculture industry from falling victim to “burdensome” and “underground” regulations.

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.     

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