Group Pushes for Mandatory Lifejacket Use

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SoundingsTradeOnly: The National Boating Safety Advisory Council recently approved a resolution for lifejacket wear, asking the Coast Guard to pursue requirements that lifejackets be worn by recreational boaters in certain circumstances, the Marine Retailers Association of America reported.

The resolution asks the Coast Guard to consider requiring lifejackets for boaters on personal watercraft, human-powered vessels (eg., canoes or kayaks), any vessel less than 18 feet in length and any person being towed while engaging in water sports.

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