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Florida and Southeast Anchoring & Cruising Laws & Rights, Boat Inspections, Environmental Issues, MSDs/Holding Tanks/Dumping Zones

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Pumpout Locations in the Southeast

No Discharge Zones and Where you can dump Type 1 Marine Sanitation Systems


Boating Laws by State

 

Florida & Southeast Anchoring & Cruising Laws & Rights, Boat Inspections, Environmental Issues, MSDs/Holding Tanks/Dumping Zones

From the Helm: New Anchoring Law Protects Cruisers in Florida

Editorial: What is the Procedure Florida Police are to Follow in Boat Inspections?

Editorial: Are Random Boardings Unconstitutional?

Editorial: The End of Unwarranted Boat Inspections in Florida?

Our Waterways: Government Regulations and the Rights of Navigation in Florida

Florida FWC Derelict Vessel Meeting

Editorial: State of the Oceans?

State of the Oceans

Editorial: Anchoring Rights Lobbyist in Florida?

Editorial: Fiberglass Boat Recycling — or Landfill?

January 2014: Florida’s Mooring Field Pilot Program Update

Charleston Waterkeeper

FWC Anchoring and Mooring Field Pilot Program Report

Editorial: Here They Go Again — Florida Anchor Laws Again in Limbo

The Plastic Sea

Our Waterways: FWC Approves Ordinance for Anchoring/Mooring Pilot Program in Martin County

Our Waterways: Gulfport, FL, gets Mooring field Approval; Sarasota to Expand Mooring Field; Florida Passes Laws Benefitting the Marine Industry

Our Waterways: Are Random Boardings Unconstitutional; Stuart Boater Again Confronts City Hall

FWC Wear It Outreach Program Promotes Inflatable PFD Use

Is Florida Returning to Local Anchoring Regulation?

Editorial: Florida’s Mooring Field Pilot Program

Our Waterways: Marine Patrols Escalate on Gulf Coast; Update on the Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s Mooring Field Application

Our Waterways: FWC Approves Monroe County Anchoring Rules

Editorial: Can Florida Get a No-Boarding-Without-Cause Law?

Ethanol and Outboards

Our Waterways: Mooring Field Pilot Programs; Sewage Spill

Editorial: Dinghy Fees and Plastic Boats

Our Waterways: FWC Website Maps Derelict Boats; Riviera Beach Case on Vessel Definition Reaches the Supreme Court

Our Waterways: Homeowner and Boaters Clash in Miami Beach Anchorage; Boot Key Harbor Update; St. Petersburg Considers Limiting Free Anchoring

Our Waterways: Sarasota Mooring Field Update: Georgia Allows Liveaboards

Our Waterways: Sarasota Mooring Field Opens; New BoatUS Florida Anchoring Sheets

Change in Boot Key Harbor; Titusville’s New Mooring Field

Editorial: The Over-Inspection Mentality

Our Waterways: New Mooring Field in Titusville; Georgia Considering Liveaboards; Panama City Concerns About Anchoring; Sewage Spill in Escambia County

Our Waterways: FWC Chooses Locations for Mooring Field Pilot Programs

Our Waterways: Boater Fights Anchoring Registration Requirement; Florida Water Quality

Our Waterways: Preserve Working Waterfronts

Editorial: FWC in Key West

Our Waterways: Florida Mooring Field and Anchoring Public Meetings

Our Waterways: New BoatUS Anchoring Sheets; FWC in Key West

Our Waterways: Sarasota Considering Volunteer Marine Patrol Program

Our Waterways: New Mooring Fields in Carolina Beach, NC, and Titusville, FL

Our Waterways: Dumping in the Ocean in Southeast Florida

Multihull Boater Plea to Mooring Field Design

Our Waterways: Sarasota Sailing Squadron Faces Financial Challenges

Our Waterways: Sarasota Mooring Field SNAFU

Our Waterways: Boater Contests Sarasota Ticket on Old Local Anchoring Regulation

Our Waterways: Docking Incident in Venice, FL Raises Questions

Summer Pollution Worst Ever In St. Johns River, FL

Our Waterways: Unpleasant Naples Experience for Cruisers from England

Our Waterways: Police Boat Boarding in Florida Raises Questions; Sarasota Sailing Squadron gets a New Lease

Our Waterways: Sarasota Neighborhood Organization Formed in Anchorage; Wisteria Island in Key West

Our Waterways: Issues and News About the Waters We Boat In

Our Waterways: Issues and News About the Waters We Boat In

Our Waterways: Sarasota Waterfront Alliance

Our Waterways: BoatUS Clarification of New Florida Anchoring Law; A Reason for Mooring Fields?

Our Waterways: Save the Working Waterfronts Legislation; New Florida Boating Laws; Fernandina Considers Privatizing City Marina

Our Waterways: Where Our Tax Dollars Go; Possible Changes in Florida Anchoring Laws

Our Waterways: The Trial: Dinghy Citation in Key West

Our Waterways: Clarification of Proposed Florida Mooring Field Law Changes; Fort Lauderdale Ignores Florida Anchoring Laws; Brevard County Acquires Waterfront Access

Our Waterways: ICW Gets Funding for Dredging; Houseboats: An Issue Waiting to Happen?

Our Waterways: Sarasota’s new Mooring Field

Our Waterways: Anchoring Restrictions—South Daytona and FWC Move Forward on Anchoring Laws

Our Waterways: Florida Passes Law on Anchoring; Sarasota Anchorage Boats Get Warning; FWC Deals with Derelict Boats

Our Waterways: Boat Mysteriously Sinks in Sarasota Bay; Sarasota Mooring Field Hits Snags: Copy of Florida Anchoring Laws

Our Waterways: Reader Questions Clarification of Proposed Florida Mooring Field Law Changes; Carolina Sailing: ICW Gets Funding.

Our Waterways: Sarasota Mooring Field and Anchoring Restrictions

Our Waterways: FWC Redefines a Houseboat (or tries to) — When is a Sailboat a Houseboat?

Our Waterways: Marine Law Enforcement—Florida Style

The Global Ocean Observing System

Our Waterways: Sarasota Sailing Squadron Lease Increase, Titusville Marina Gets Rebuilding

PORTS, Tampa Bay’s Real-Time Weather Stations

Our Waterways: Tampa Marina Fights to Survive. Wag Bags Legality and Odor Issues.

Our Waterways: Is the Gulf of Mexico Florida’s Toilet?; Sarasota Mooring Field; Gulfport Mooring Field

Our Waterways: Stuart Anchoring Case Has Far-Reaching Implications

Our Waterways: Sarasota Mooring Field and How it Affects the Rest of Florida

Our Waterways: FWC Actions Questioned; Wag Bag Use; Derelict Vessel Removal

Our Waterways: Stuart’s Southpoint Anchorage Closes, Are Wag Bags Legal?

Our Waterways: News on our Changing Southern Waterways

Our Waterways: FWC Proposals for Changes; New Rules and Fines Proposed at Boot Key Harbor

Our Waterways: News About Changes on and Access to Our Waterways

Our Waterways: Marco Island Hearing; Changes on the Waterfront in Charleston, SC

Our Waterways: Misc. News on our Changing Waterways

Our Waterways: News About Changes on and Access to Our Waterways

Our Waterways: News About Changes on and Access to Our Waterways

Our Waterways: Marco Island Case; French Sailor Meets American Water Cops

Our Waterways: Cruisers get Hassled in Marco Island; Dockominiums, Part II

Marco Island Boaters Win Case

Our Waterways: Boot Key Harbor changes, Gulfport Mooring Field, Anchoring in Melbourne

Our Waterways: Boardings in Boot Key Harbor

Our Waterways: Misc. News on our Changing Waterways

Our Waterways: Ticketing Anchored Boats in Miami, Boot Key Harbor Pump-Out Boat

Our Waterways: News About Our Changing Waterways

Our Waterways: Misc. News, Florida Wrecked Boat Law Changes, Dwindling Anchorages

From the Helm: Boater Friendly Communities

Our Waterways: Cruisers get Hassled in Marco Island; Dockominiums, Part II

From the Helm: Marco Waterways Organization Distorts My Views

Our Waterways: Banana River Marina Conversion Opposed, Boot Key Harbor Expanding

Our Waterways: Another Marina Goes Under. Objections to Onboard Treatment Systems.

Our Waterways: News About Our Changing Waterways

The Intracoastal Waterway: A Cruisers’ Highway in Trouble

Our Waterways: Misc. News and issues about our waterways around the South.

Our Waterways: Waste Disposal, MSD I, Composting Toilet

Our Waterways: Misc. News and issues about our waterways around the South.

Miami Beach Proposes Anti-Anchoring Law

Disappearing Waterway Access

Our Waterways: News About Our Changing Waterways

The Story of Reef Relief: Saving Coral Reefs