The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com.
1. Coast Guard reauthorization passes committee
The U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure unanimously approved the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2015 last week.
The bill, HR 1987, funds the Coast Guard for 2016 and 2017, and makes several changes to Coast Guard rules. Among those are bringing Coast Guard model year requirements in line with the industry’s June 1/July 31 negotiated standards and updating other regulations.
2. Boating fatalities up in New York
After declining for three years, New York boating fatalities increased in 2014, Newsday reported.
There were 27 deaths caused by boating accidents in 2014, up from 18 in 2013.
3. Strong fishing opener expected for Minnesota
With the ice out and the warmest spring in years, officials are optimistic about this week’s fishing opener in the country’s top boating state.
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