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Angler group files suit against marine life protection initiative

The law firm representing the United Anglers of Southern California and petitioner Robert C. Fletcher, filed suit May 28 in California Superior Court against the Marine Life Protection Act Blue Ribbon Task Force, the Marine Life Protection Act Master Plan Team (aka Science Advisory Team) and additional related defendants.



'Wreck Trek' showcases Keys shipwreck trail

A Wreck Trek Passport Program spotlighting the Florida Keys Shipwreck Trail now awaits divers visiting the Florida Keys.



Handcrafted vessels take to the water

In one waterfront community, middle school students brought the 15-foot wooden boats they built to the river's edge and splashed them. Further north, a class of older students with boatbuilding career ambitions prepared to honor a similar tradition.

In East Camden, N.J., eight-graders participated in the Urban BoatWorks program in which they spent the winter sanding, stitching, epoxying and painting double-ended sailboats made of marine mahogany plywood. They built the sailboats from kits in the basement of the Camden Seaport and Maritime Museum in South Camden.



Alcohol not involved in deadly boat crash

Investigators don't know exactly what caused a boat crash that took the lives of a mother, a father and an unborn child, but they said the two-craft collision was not the result of an overloaded boat, alcohol or drugs.



Fleet blessing opens new season

Held during Memorial Day weekend, the blessing of the fleet at an island community in Chesapeake Bay combined spiritual and patriotic elements.



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