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The Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2010 Brings Changes

There are new rules for fishing boats, but since these news rules are still in the process of being written, people who want to have their say can influence the final outcomes. These regulations are part of the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2010.

Changes affecting boat owners who fish have already caught some people off guard. People fishing in Alaska were not aware of changes to boundaries, but their lack of knowledge brought the new regulations to light. Now that more people are aware of the changes in place, they will be looking to see how they can play a part in shaping rules that have yet to be solidified.

According to Ken Lawrenson, Fishing Vessel Safety Coordinator with the Coast Guard in Juneau:

Within the sections that relate to fishing-vessel safety, Lawrenson said, some items are more discretionary, where wording and intent is general and nonspecific to let the industry and Coast Guard develop the regulations. But some regulations are very “black and white” and happening fast.

One rule that fishing communities are less than thrilled about is a stipulation about the standards for fishing boats build after July 2012-those that are more than 50 feet and can fish past three nautical miles have to adhere to new guidelines.

Buying Fishing Boat Is Investment in Family

There’s something about fishing that brings families together. Buying a fishing boat is an investment in family togetherness and may even net a few good meals as your skills grow! But it’s the chance to develop a special relationship with your child that has many child psychologists recommending fishing as a parent-child bonding activity.¬†

Life is hectic when you have kids. The family schedule is crowded with practices, lessons and sports games. Fishing is a way to slow things down and focus on building a deeper relationship with your child. Child psychologists say that close bonds forged when children are young help parents navigate the tough teen years more successfully.

The quiet, unhurried nature of fishing lets you to sit back and relax with your child. You can focus on your child without any distractions. For parents with multiple children, fishing provides an opportunity to focus on a single child during special one-on-one outings with dad or mom.

Child psychologists say that having an activity like fishing to focus on helps parents and children who may find it difficult to communicate bridge the silence gap. Boys, in particular, who are reticent about sharing their feelings often find it easier to discuss tough subjects when the focus is on fishing. Unrelated activities seem to deflect the emotional edge that can make such discussions uncomfortable, particularly for teens and their parents.

Buy a fishing boat and invest in your family’s future. Boatline offers many affordably priced fishing boats for sale online.