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The American Canoe Association has 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 dayaking and […]

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Traditional paddlesports, such as kayaking or canoeing have been identified as one of boating’s less safe activities. This fact was first noticed in statistics from the United States Coast Guard’s Boating Accident Report Data for 2014. An alarming number of accidents and deaths were being attributed to paddlesports. Further analysis proved a trend showing that […]

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Boating Briefs

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and law enforcement from around the country prepare for this boating season by participating in a two-week joint training to increase public safety on the nation’s waterways. The training was designed to prepare every law enforcement agency that patrols the state’s rivers and lakes. The course involved 25 officers […]

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The Diversity of SUP With approximately just under three million people in the United States trying Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) in 2015, paddlers have integrated SUP into literally all of our nation’s waterways. From SUPing on calm inland lakes to challenging whitewater rivers to miles offshore in the open ocean, board materials and human skills […]

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The American Canoe Association has recently undertaken a project, funded by a grant administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, that focuses on creating sustainable paddlesports education for underserved and underrepresented communities. Led by ACA Education & Outreach Coordinator T.J. Turner, this grant project will allow the ACA to increase its current capability to conduct on-water […]

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Coast Guard Comments

I remember my dad’s cousin Paul as an incredibly fun and light-hearted individual, the type of guy who wouldn’t hesitate to hang my nine-year old giggly self from my ankles, upside down, and sway me back and forth. Juxtaposed against this fond memory is the great sadness that my family faced when we learned he […]

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New BLAs

Brian Schaffer North Dakota Originally from Canadensis, Pennsylvania – a small community in the northeastern part of the state – Brian Schaffer is now the boating law administrator for North Dakota. He joined the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in December 2015, filling the BLA position vacated when Nancy Boldt retired. Previously, Brian had […]

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Sign up for a webinar to learn about new media toolbox Every day, media around the nation report on recreational boating stories, but sometimes the articles and headlines only tell half the story. Reporters likely miss prime opportunities to impart safety information because they don’t have the tools readily available to know the latest statistic […]

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Boating Briefs

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced nearly $14 million in grants to 32 states and territories for projects that support recreational boating through the agency’s Boating Infrastructure Grant program, or BIG. Grantees use BIG funds to construct, renovate, and maintain marinas and other facilities with features for transient recreational boats that are 26 feet […]

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