From the Helm | Boating Broadcast with American Red Cross

Welcome to From the Helm with MarineMax, where hosts Lisa and Kelley connect with boating industry leaders for weekly Boating Broadcasts. In this episode we are joined by Kate Lilly of the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross started in 1881 with Clara Barton and a response to the Civil War. Today the American Red Cross helps with life-saving activities, including blood services, CPR training, and disaster recovery.

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HEADLINES: 

The Center for Sportfishing Policy joined recreational fishing and boating counterparts to release a collection of recommendations to improve the management of the country’s federal saltwater fisheries. The group released “A Vision for Marine Fisheries Management in the 21st Century: Priorities for the Next Administration,” a report highlighting the economic value of recreational fishing in coastal waters. The Sea Tow Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and awareness of safe boating practices. They were recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund starting this month to conduct a Flare Disposal Program. Sea Tow Foundation executive director Gail R. Kulp says, “While flare disposal is not part of a boater’s legal responsibility, it does affect the environment when not disposed of properly, which can also impact the safety of boaters if expired flares are stored on board boats.” 

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