Outdoor recreation, such as boating and fishing, generates an economic impact of $23.3 billion annually in the state of Florida. Based on the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2018 Boating Economic Impact Study, there are 918,255 registered boats in Florida and 141.6 million Americans go boating each year.
Light consists of two waves, one propagated in the horizontal plane and one in the vertical plane. When light bounces off a flat surface, such as water, the horizontal component is seen as glare. Polarized lenses are made using a special optical filter which absorbs the horizontal component of light and transmits only the vertical component.
The Interior Department recently laid out a final offshore well-control rule that would require more frequent testing of the devices, swift reporting when parts fail, and retrofitting the equipment with extra shearing rams meant to slash through drill pipe and help seal an open well hole. The rules come nearly six years after the catastrophic blowout of a BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and injured many others aboard Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.
OK. This headline is in no way sarcastic. Read it as it is sounding in my head. “Have Fun (while you are at the same time) Saving the Planet.” Since our planet is made up by two-thirds of water, let’s just focus on that part. As a boater and recreational fisherman I’ve been taught to respect our waterways and all the life living within. In fact, most all boaters and fishermen I know following common sense environmental and conservation guidelines. It’s not that difficult and, in reality, has made our sport more enjoyable. A few notable things:
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