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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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IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, partnered with U.S. Distributing (owned by Englund Marine Supply) to purchase and deliver over 500 life jackets to major water safety organizations for life jacket loaner stations throughout Oregon. The Oregon State Marine Board awarded IOBG a $2500 grant to purchase new life jackets. Jen Tonneson, Marine Board; […]

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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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