Fall/Winter 2011

Photo of three men fishing in the Gulf of Mexico A Glimpse Of The Gulf

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) takes another look at the Gulf Coast region in a new report highlighting the economic importance of a region battered by natural and man-made disasters in recent years.

Photo of a father and son fishing with life jackets on Boating Deaths Hit Record Low

Recreational boating fatalities in 2010 fell to the lowest number ever recorded, with 672 deaths in all types of watercraft, according to the U.S. Coast Guard's annual Boating Statistical Report, issued in June.

Photo of a man fishing near a pier Coastal Spatial Planning Must Include The Public

A report from a blue-ribbon panel of ocean experts calls on Congress and the White House to include the public "and stakeholders" at every step in the process of coastal and marine spatial planning, now under way at national and regional levels.

Photo of a gas pump handle E15 Pump Warning Approved

In the continuing saga of efforts to increase the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline, from 10 to 15 percent, in June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved warning labels that boaters will have to watch for when filling their tanks.

Photo of a sockeye salmon Dam Deal Done

Pacific salmon should get a big break in a few years when the country’s biggest dam-removal project begins to pay off on Washington’s Elwha River.

Photo of pro angler Patti Campbell A Long Way From Waxahachie

Like many of you, Patti Campbell is proud to display the logos of companies that help fuel her passion for tournament fishing on the rear window of her truck. But it was the BoatUS ANGLER toll-free phone number on a card inside her wallet that not only warmed her soul recently – but also kept her safe.