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News Canoe, Kayak, and Rowboat Owners Encouraged to Obtain Vessel ID Decal

The Office of Fishing and Boating Access encourages all canoe, kayak and rowboat owners to obtain a vessel ID decal.
10/30/2018
  • Office of Fishing and Boating Access
  • Boat and Recreation Vehicle Safety Bureau
Vessel ID Sticker for Canoes, Kayaks and Rowboats

The Office of Fishing and Boating Access would like to encourage canoe, kayak, and rowboat owners to obtain vessel ID decals. These self-adhesive decals are to be placed on the inside of a vessel which when filled out by the owner to allow for ease of identification of lost or errand paddle craft.

These decals are available from the Environmental Police Boating Safety Bureau. You can reach the Environmental Police Boating Safety Bureau by calling 508 564-4961 or by emailing boatsafetycourse@mass.gov.

Office of Fishing and Boating Access  

FBA provides boat and canoe access sites, shore fishing areas, and sport fishing piers at more than 290 locations on coastal waters, great ponds and rivers throughout Massachusetts.

Boat and Recreation Vehicle Safety Bureau 

The Boat and Recreation Safety Bureau coordinates boating and recreational vehicle safety programs throughout the Commonwealth. Our boating safety training course, called "Boat Massachusetts", addresses fundamental safety concepts and emphasizes the operator's legal and ethical responsibilities. It targets the boating novice, especially young boaters (12 through 15 years of age), who are required by state law to complete such a course in order to operate a motorboat without adult supervision. Additionally, safety and legal demonstrations are offered to groups of boaters, snowmobile riders, and off-highway vehicle users, with programs tailored to a group's particular needs. The Bureau is also responsible for the investigation of all motorboat and recreational vehicle accidents that cause substantial property damage, serious injuries, or fatalities.
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