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The pace of change across all sectors is accelerating. The number of new products entering the marketplace is increasing; production, distribution and the supply chain are now global; new trade agreements aimed at streamlining and opening trade are all having an impact on which products are sold as well as when and how they gain […]

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In 2015, frustrated over news that most paddlesports accidents were being caused by relative newcomers to the growing activity, the Water Sports Foundation, a nonprofit division of the Water Sports Industry Association, began looking for a new way to deliver boating safety messages to boaters. Since statistics showed that many boating deaths were from newcomers […]

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Earlier this year, the American Canoe Association launched the Paddle Smart WebTV Series, made possible by grant funding through the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The goal of this video series is to reduce paddlesport-related accidents by providing immediate knowledge through short and focused instructional videos. The series covers stand up paddleboarding, recreational […]

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This spring, the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation kicked off a new boating safety campaign in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week. The department created a public service announcement extolling the importance of wearing a life jacket while boating. This PSA is supplemented by billboards urging boaters to invest in life by wearing their […]

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Boating Division and the Mystic Aquarium worked together on a new interactive safe boating exhibit that officially opened for National Safe Boating Week. The aquarium had an exhibit of remotely operated miniature yachts in their fresh water pond. Additional signage was added beside the small pond to […]

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NASBLA discontinues flagship publication Despite efforts over the last three years to preserve its flagship magazine Small Craft Advisory (SCA) amidst deep, ongoing cuts in U.S. Coast Guard grants, as the result of an unprecedented 60 percent reduction in the annual Partnering Grant (a cut totaling more than $400,000), the NASBLA Executive Board has adopted […]

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In his article Fatal Distraction, Major Richard Moore challenges the boating safety community to work together to make recreational boaters more aware of the dangers associated with not paying full attention to their primary task at hand—navigating their vessels. Accident statistics make a good case for his counsel and offer good reason why addressing distracted […]

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Nearly one-fourth of the nation’s reported recreational boating accidents in 2015 were determined to either be the result of operator inattention or no proper lookout. dis·tract·ed boat·ing noun the practice of operating a boat while engaged in any activity that diverts a person’s attention away from the primary task of safe navigation. It’s forecasted to […]