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Kayaks keep anglers afloat

If you've been out on the water lately, you've probably noticed one of the hottest trends on the New England fishing scene: kayak fishing. What started as a novel way to sneak up on fish in shallow, inshore waters has blossomed into a vibrant sub-community of devoted kayak fishermen.



Conservation group to probe Gulf oil spill effects

Oceana, an international organization focused on ocean conservation, launched its 2010 Gulf of Mexico expedition, which will assess the long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.



Noted marine photographer publishes poster

This summer in her Camden, Maine, gallery, photographer Alison Langley is offering her limited-edition Posters for $25 each. Regular price is $40 and the sale extends through Labor Day weekend (this price is only good for purchase in the gallery and not for mail order).



NTSB to Coast Guard: Crack down on distracted boating

Coast Guard officers were using cell phones during a deadly collision between their vessel and a pleasure boat last December, prompting federal accident investigators to call for tighter controls over distracted boating.



Top picks for on-the-water weather services

On the afternoon of July 25, a fast-moving storm packing 70 mph winds, rain and lightning swept across Chesapeake Bay. During the next two hours, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received 37 calls from mariners in distress. Unfortunately many boaters and anglers, unaware of the storm's fury, were caught unprepared. But it didn't have to be this way.



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