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Boaters meeting w/ NYSDEC, NJ Marine Police, USCG & Fast Ferry - Thursday

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This free meeting will include presentations from the USCG explaining ?Operation Clear Channel.? There will also be representatives on hand from New Jersey Fast Ferry and New Jersey Marine Police. NYS DEC Officers will be on hand to field any questions about rules and regulations for the upcoming season. This is a great opportunity for anglers and boaters to bring their concerns and questions about a variety of issues, directly to those who can answer.

Were you ever cut off or ?waked? by a Fast Ferry and felt it was unnecessary? Here?s your chance to bring it to their attention.

How many times do you wonder where the NY/NJ border is when you are on the water fishing? Which regs should you follow? With representatives from both agencies on hand, here is your chance to get a definitive answer.

Meeting includes free refreshments and fishing tackle door prizes. This is a free, no fee, and non fund-raising event. Seating is limited. Call or e-mail Mr. Richie Chan to reserve a seat. This meeting is in co-operation with The Fishermen?s Conservation Association and The Great Kills Yacht Club. As an added post-meeting feature, the test out option will be available for those in need of a NJ Safe Boating Certificate at a reduced rate.

You can learn more about the Fishermen?s Conservation Association by going to

Thurs, April 24th, 2008
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Great Kills Yacht Club
37 Mansion Ave.
Staten Island, NY
[email protected]

This post edited by NYBightEditor 07:00 AM 04/27/2008
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Can I really go there and express my concern about the ferries in the NY Harbor? Or will it just be a show and tell where all I get to do is listen?
I have been cut off by way too many ferries when I had the right of way, not to mention the damage my boat suffers when ever a Circle line ferries cause when they pass my marina causing large wakes.
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Yhea...I realized the date was over after I posted. I was came back from the Blue mountains with my kids yesterday. :(

Anyway, I definetly ain't going to ***** and moan, never do that in public...just on the internet. :)

I have a lot to say and I'm sure the guys from my marina have something to add also. I hope to be there next year.
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Well I think the best way to survive boating in this area is to remember, Ferries always have the right of way and you have no right of way. Port side, starboard side...they all belong to the Ferries...escpesially the NY Waterway ferries.
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